Degrees and Certifications:
BA Early Childhood Education Soon to be Master's of Arts in Reading
Ms. Catherine Baker
This is my 22nd year as a public education teacher. I have taught in three schools, two districts, and two states. My first four years I taught at Greendale Elementary. During my time there I taught 1st grade. I then moved to Gulfport, MS where I taught 2nd grade at Central Elementary for 3 years. When I moved back to Aiken, I accepted a job offer at Warrenville Elementary teaching 2nd grade. I have been at Warrenville teaching 2nd grade ever since then and absolutely love being here! I am truly blessed to be able to teach at Warrenville. It's like my second home and the people I work with in and out of the school are like my family. I have been nominated for and served as Teacher of the Year for Warrenville two times in ten years. I love my profession and strive to be the best teacher I can be to all of the students I teach.
I grew up going to Aiken County Public Schools. I attended Laurens Street Elementary, Schofield Middle School, and South Aiken High School. I went to college at USC-Aiken. My degree is in Early Childhood Education. One day when my kids don't need me as much, I plan to get my Masters degree, concentration undecided at this point!
Personally, I am the mother to two amazing children. Ethan is 14, is in 9th grade at Aiken High. Addison is 12, in 6th grade, and attends Tall Pines STEM Academy. We live in Aiken. Our lives are busy with 1 dog and on the go with both kids involved in soccer. In my spare time (when I have some), I enjoy going to the gym, reading, traveling, relaxing on a beach looking at the ocean, and enjoying time with friends and family.
In May of 2019 I began my Master's Degree Program. I am focusing on Reading as my Master's study. I will work continuously throughout the year and finish in August of 2020. Although it is an online program, I do have practicum/clinical requirements so I will miss parts of some days to meet those requirements.
I want to conclude with how much I love what I do. Each year, each child, each family is so different and special. When I get a new group of students I feel so lucky to know them and be responsible for this building block of their education. Teaching is not a career that will make anyone monetarily rich, but one where the riches come from the "blood, sweat, and tears" that are put into enriching the lives of children~our future.