Principal Letter
Tiger Family

It is my pleasure to be your principal at Frontier School of Innovation-Middle School. As the second semester moves on, I am deeply energized and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children and their academics. Together, we can accomplish this goal by setting rigorous, academic expectations for all children and we can provide supportive  systems to assure that their goals are met.  At Frontier School of Innovation-Middle School, we are committed to providing during school time supports such as intervention and after-school supports such as tutoring and Saturday School.  It is our goal to prepare  every student to be college and career ready. Go Tigers! 


 Core Values

All students are:
  • Teachable
  • Important
  • Grateful 
  • Empathetic
  • Resilient
  • Successful



 Frontier School of Innovation-Middle School will be a vibrant and education leader

 About the Principal:

 Mark Barber has been an educator for over 19 years. He spent the beginning of his career teaching elementary school music, first in the Atlantic City (NJ) School District and then in Prince George's County (MD) Public Schools. He then worked for two years as a classroom teacher in Maryland and Missouri before joining the Frontier School System in 2011. He spent one year as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages at the Frontier School of Innovation before becoming the Dean of Academics at Frontier School of Excellence. He is currently a member of the Administrative Council at the Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In this role, he helps to plan professional development opportunities for all member districts of the RPDC. In addition, he serves on the UMKC alumni board and is currently involved in the National Principal fellowship through Relay GSE. 

 Mr. Barber grew up in southern New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ) in 2001. He later earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) and an Educational Specialist degree (PK-12 Educational Administration), both from the University of Missouri--Kansas City.