Welcome to Hereford Center for Accelerated Learning (HCAL)
My name is Tony Barker, and I am excited to be starting my fourth year as principal at HCAL. I have been in education for 37 years. I taught math and coached for 11 years in Oklahoma before moving to Texas. I was involved in the initial year of SOAR, Step Out and Reach, that eventually evolved into HCAL. I taught math for 22 years at the SOAR program before moving into administration when HCAL was established.
I am proud to be a part of the HISD team and HCAL. HCAL is dedicated to working hard to serve our students and community. HCAL strives to establish a culture where our students will have the opportunities for success and leadership. I am looking forward to a great year and would like to invite and encourage the parents of our students and the community of Hereford to come be a part of the great things happening at HCAL.