Phone: (803) 981-1450
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A.Elem. Ed - Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; MS.Ed. Coursework, Gifted and Talented Education - University of Connecticut.
Mrs. Jessica J.W. Baker
Honors and Awards: Past Board Member: Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education
Learner Profile: I am DEFINITELY an Inquirer, as I love to learn new things and ask MORE questions based on the answers I get for my first questions. If I haven't learned something new each day, I haven't grown as much as I should.
Other information: High School: Red Land High School, Lewisberry, PA (Class of 1995) College: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (B.S.Ed., Elementary Education; Minor: English Literature) Graduate Coursework: University of Connecticut (Masters' Coursework: Gifted and Talented Education) Educator Experience: - 1999-2004; 2007: Gifted Education, West Shore School District - Itinerant; Elementary - 2000-2004; 2006-2012: Title I Tutoring Program, United Methodist Home for Children, Mechanicsburg, PA - 2004-2006: Middle Level Gifted and Talented Education, Infinity Charter School, Penbrook, PA - 2013-present: Middle School Teacher, Rock Hill School District - Gifted Education Consultant - Past Board Member: Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education PA/SC Educator Certifications - Early Childhood (SC) - Elementary - Middle Level Language Arts - Middle Level Mathematics
Husband - John, loves all-things flight/airplane related. For our first date, he took me flying - he was the pilot! We met in 3rd grade but did not begin dating until after we'd both graduated from college. (Yup - that was a LONG time.) :)
Daughter - Emily: Rides/shows (Western) horses. She is entering 8th Grade in the fall of 2018.
Pets - Mitzi Belle ("Belle"): Black Lab-Red Ticked Coonhound. Born February, 2013; Rescued October, 2013
- Paua: Cat. Rescued July, 2017.