My name is Carol Baker and I was born and raised in London, Kentucky. I graduated from Laurel County High School. And, as anyone who knows me can attest, I am a true Hillbilly in every since of the word. And, proud of it.
I attended Western Kentucky University and received a BS in Agriculture, and recently completed my MS in Special Education from St. Thomas University. I also have an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist Certification.
I was a full time mom for about twelve years and when my daughter entered kindergarten here at Barbers Hill, I began substitute teaching. I enjoyed the students and people that I met on the various campuses so much that I decided to go back to school and get my alternative teaching certification. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I have been with Barbers Hill for 12 years. I began as a long-term sub at the high school, in the special education department in 2005. I was fortunate enough to be able to remain there for the next nine years. I began working at the DAEP-EPIC campus in 2016 and I am beginning my 3rd year there.
I have certifications in and have taught in all age levels and pretty much all subject areas.
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to spend one to one time with the students. This time allows me to get to know them and form positive relationships. I want students to know that high school is only a very small part of the rest of their lives and they should not let one momentary lapse in judgement define what they do with the rest of it.
My favorite thing is spending time with my family and friends. I love cooking and baking and my new favorite foodie craze is making homemade pasta. I also like to read and work puzzles of all kinds. And traveling!
I have been married to my husband Gene for 32 years. We have four AWESOME children, all BH graduates.
Ethan 26 (c/o 10), Kalen 25 (c/o 11), Zane 23 (c/o 13), Darby 21 (c/o 15).
We have three cats and four dogs, one of which is a 10-ish yr. old, toothless, one-eyed, 4 pound Chihuahua that we recently adopted that now runs our household.
I attend FUMC-MB and I am a member of the Bell Choir.
I am also a member of the Kappa Chi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s service sorority.
My family and I have lived several places and Texas is by far our favorite place to be. When we moved back to Texas in 2001, we chose Mont Belvieu and Barbers Hill as the place we wanted to settle and continue to raise and educate our children. Seventeen years later, we haven’t found any other place that we would rather be.