Dr. Baker has been serving students, families, and communities through her role in public education since 2007. She has taught diverse students in second through fourth grades as well as eighth grade. She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. Dr. Baker deeply believes in the power and responsibility of educators to notice, to inspire, and to find connections with students and families.

    Before coming to Kennedale High School, Dr. Baker taught future educators at Texas Christian University while pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies. Her scholarship at TCU focused on understanding the needs of children in poverty as well as the teachers who serve them. She is passionate about fighting for educational experiences that support a more dignified, equitable, and empathetic future together. Dr. Baker’s work has been published in the Current Exchange Journal as well as the Education Research for Social Change. She actively participates in and presents at educational conferences and currently holds the position of section editor for the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

    Dr. Baker spends her free time with her husband, Brad, her two daughters, Jordan and Erin, and her two sons Alex and Deuce. They enjoy the rich culture, history, and artistic energy of Fort Worth and the surrounding area. She is honored to serve the students and families of Kennedale High School through her role as Assistant Principal - Dean of Students for grades ninth and eleventh.