Master of Education in Educational Leadership, American College of Education, Indianapolis, IN
Bachelor of Music Education, Cum Laude, Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN;
Holds Florida Department of Education Certificates in Educational Leadership (All levels) and Music Education (K-12)
Resident of Columbia County 27 years
Married for 25 years with 5 children, of which, 3 attend Belmont Academy and one is a Belmont graduate currently attending the University of Central Florida.
Prior to his two years as Principal of Belmont Academy, Ron Barker was Assistant Principal at Belmont Academy for three years. Continuing as principal, he is committed to upholding a vision leading everyone at Belmont Academy to their greatest potential. He has over 20 years of experience as a private music instructor. In addition, he has worked 23 years in positions encompassing sales, management, personnel training, and business finance. He enjoys performing on his trumpet on a regular basis with the Gateway City Big Band.