Hailey Barker began working with school age students as a substitute teacher for the Hillsborough School District. After accepting an opportunity for a long-term sub position at South elementary, she discovered her passion for working with students with special needs. She developed a joy for supporting families and thinking outside of the box to teach and engage students with autism and provide access for learning for all students. She went back to school in 2013 to earn her teaching credential, where she learned about the Morgan Autism Center. She began as an intern teacher for a younger classroom at Morgan Autism Center and taught in multiple post-secondary classrooms as head teacher for five years. Hailey began her role in administration as an Assistant Program Director in 2019 and has brought her organizational skills, interpersonal communication style, and creative thinking to the administrative team.