About Mrs. Kelly Baker...
Position: 5th Grade
Welcome Students and Parents!
My Education and Professional Background
I have been teaching since 2005. I received my bachelors from Ottawa University, and my Masters in Education and my Reading Endorsement from NAU.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that education is an individual, unique experience for every student who enters a classroom. In order for children to benefit from what schools offer, I think that teachers must fully understand the importance of their job. First, I believe that teachers must consider teaching to be a lifestyle, not a mere forty-hour-a-week job, because a teacher's goals for his/her students encompass much more than relaying out-of-context facts to passive students. As professionals entrusted with the education of young minds, teachers must facilitate learning and growth academically, personally, and ethically. By providing a quality education to each individual in one's classroom, a teacher equips children with the tools necessary for success in life.