Dr. Brance Barker

Dr. Brance Barker

Chief Consultant

Dr. Barker served as a founder, charter writer, and a lead administrator of UME Preparatory Academy, a college preparatory charter school in southwest Dallas that was unanimously approved by the State Board of Education and both academically and financially successful during his time there. During this time, he served as Dean of Business and Operations, Dean of Academics (Principal), Dean of Parent Programs, and Dean of New School Development. He developed programs and systems in each of these areas, as well as helped start a second campus. Prior to founding a charter school, he taught four years in Grand Prairie ISD at a data-driven, pioneering fifth grade center, focused on project-based learning (PBL). Prior to entering K-12, Brance served eight years working for the President of Dallas Baptist University where he gained invaluable administrative experience at the university level. Brance graduated from Dallas Baptist University with his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, as well as his Doctorate in Educational Administration. He lives in Duncanville, TX with his wife and five children.

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