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Dr. David Baker grew up in Papillion-LaVista, a suburb of Omaha, NE. He moved and graduated from West Nodaway R-I High School in Burlington Junction, MO. He attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha and graduated in 2007 with his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. He earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Doane University in 2015 and his Educational Doctorate in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University in 2021.
The 2023-24 school year will be Dr. Baker's 16th year in Education. In his first nine years, he served as a social studies teacher, dean of students, head football coach, head wrestling coach, and head boys track and field coach for Westside Community Schools in Omaha, NE. In 2017, he moved back to Missouri and transitioned into an administrative role at Sparta Middle School as the Principal. In 2022, he accepted the High School Principal position with Pleasant Hope School District. Also, while at Pleasant Hope, Dr. Baker served as the head football coach.
Dr. Baker and his wife, Taylor, welcomed their first daughter, Clarke. Another daughter is due in October. Taylor is a volleyball coach for the Tamales Volleyball Club and a teacher. They also have two yellow labs, Samantha and Patton.
During his downtime, Dr. Baker enjoys running and recently completed his second half marathon in November 2022. He love sports but is passionate about football, especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Cincinnati Bengals.