The deans at HBMS are here to support the Positive Behavior Support system and are an asset to the educational environment. Dean Bailey and Dean Dunham are ready and willing to help our students with any situation.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Iris Bailey
It is such an honor to be your Dean. I have taught in Alachua County since 1995 with 20 of those years being spent at Buchholz High School as a Science (Physical, Integrated and Biology) and ESE Teacher. I am an alumni at the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree majoring in Nutritional Science. But didn’t stop there. While working as an educator, I continued to pursue my education. In 2007 I earned her Master’s Degree in educational leadership and in 2010 an Educational Specialist Degree in Science. I reside in Archer, FL, with my husband. I have always been an intricate part of my community where I volunteered countless hours to Archer’s recreational program throughout the years. In 2016 I became a city commissioner of Archer, FL represented by either speaking or bringing about recommendations to create change. In 2018 I was voted in as Mayor. I have always been an overachiever with the mindset to pursue my dreams.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Watson Dunham
Dean Dunham is excited to begin his 14th year in education and his 5th year as Dean. He has various experiences out of state and in state via Georgia, North Carolina and in Florida. Throughout his educational journey Dean Dunham has served as a teacher, Lead Teacher, Basketball Coach, Football Coach, Magnet Co-Coordinator, and Dean. Dean Dunham received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Social Science Education 6-12. He also holds a masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Technology as well as a master’s in Educational Leadership and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. Dean Dunham is currently in his dissertation year as a Doctoral Candidate at Walden University where his concentration is Educational Leadership with a focus in Teacher Development. Dean Dunham currently holds professional certifications in Social Studies 6-12 and Educational Leadership and Supervision k-12. As an educator Dean Dunham’s core belief is that “all students can and will learn, it is up to us as leaders to provide all students with the necessary structures and educational practices to help guide their learning”. Dean Dunham looks forward to being an active member of Howard Bishop Middle School and the city of Gainesville community.