Baker, who received his bachelor’s degree from Marycrest International University and his master's degree in educational leadership and administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, started his career as a teacher in Cy-Fair ISD. From there he rose through the ranks as an assistant principal, assistant director of professional staffing and assistant director of human resources before moving to TISD in June 2013.
With nearly 13 years of academic leadership experience, Baker said he is excited to start his new position and looks forward to finding new talent for HCISD.
“I’m ready to get going,” Baker said. “It all comes down to the teachers in the classrooms and what they are able to provide the kids, so I’m just looking for the best and the brightest to come join our team.”
HCISD Superintendent Eric Wright said he felt Baker best filled the role with his experience.
“We were looking for someone with experience at a large school district. Somebody that can go to work immediately and doesn’t need a lot of training. Also, someone who knows what the district offers … and is supportive on how to basically get enrolled into our system, and I know [Baker] will be able to do that,” Wright said.
Baker starts his position March 19.