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 for 31 years
Married for 29 years with 5 children, of which, 1 attends Belmont Academy currently and two children are Belmont graduates attending UCF and UF.
2022-2023 is Mr. Barker's seventh year as principal of Belmont Academy. Being part of the administrative team since Belmont's inception, he was Assistant Principal for its first three years. Continuing as principal, he is committed to upholding the mission of Belmont Academy: "Excellence for all students", accomplished by leading everyone at Belmont to their greatest potential and success. He has over 20 years of experience as a 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.