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Bill Barker

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Bill joined the GVSU Charter Schools Office in 2017. He specializes in crisis prevention training, working with hundreds of educators each year to improve school safety procedures. He also works closely with several GVSU charter school boards as a consultant.Before joining the CSO, Bill spent sixteen years as a classroom teacher and ten years as assistant principal and athletic director for both Lakewood High School and Middle School. 

GVSU charter schools working with Bill in 2019-2020:

  • Arbor Academy
  • Augusta Academy
  • Endeavor Charter Academy
  • Evergreen Academy
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • Forest Academy
  • Francis Street Primary School
  • Hillsdale Preparatory School
  • Oakland Academy
  • Paragon Charter Academy
  • Vanderbilt Charter Academy
  • Windemere Park Charter Academy


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