Baker will become the building’s instructional leader after holding the assistant principal/athletic director role at BLMS for the last three years. He will take over for Mrs. Teri Boyd, who has been with the District for 17 years, and is retiring at the end of the school year.
Baker earned his B.S. in PE/Health in 1990 from Fort Hays State University and accepted his first full-time teaching position with Tipton Catholic High School in Tipton, Kansas teaching PE, Health, Strength and Conditioning and Science. After five years in Tipton, Baker moved to the Kansas City area and accepted a position with Bonner Springs High School teaching, while working on his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration through Emporia State University. After holding a District Activities/Athletic Director position in Bonner Springs, Baker went to the Turner School District for seven years in administration, then joined the Basehor-Linwood School District in 2015 as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Basehor Intermediate team!” Baker said. “I look forward to working with staff and parents to ensure the best education possible for our students.”
“The hiring committee, made up of classified staff, teachers and administrators, were impressed with Mr. Baker's vision for Basehor Intermediate along with his enthusiasm and leadership abilities,” Superintendent David Howard said. “He brings a wealth of administrative experience, hard work and knowledge with him.”
Mr. Baker will assume Basehor Intermediate principal duties beginning August 1st.