New Assistant Principal Hired for OHS
Jul 13, 2016 12:56PM ● Published by Steven Jack
Dr. Greg Baker
Baker’s appointment brings the number of assistant principals at OHS to three. The board also approved a third assistant principal position for Oswego East High School.
“Dr. Greg Baker is an excellent choice to help lead Oswego High School forward,” said OHS Principal Michael Wayne. “The addition of Dr. Baker and the new assistant principal for student services position will help streamline responsibilities at the high school and provide students with additional guidance in academic and career planning. Dr. Baker is very familiar with School District 308 as he and his family live in the district and his children attend District 308 schools. We are very excited to have Dr. Baker join the OHS leadership team.”
Baker, who began his career as a history teacher in 2003, has several years of high school administrative service. Most recently, he served as dean of students at Glenbard East High School. Prior to that, from 2011 to 2013, Baker was the department chair for Social Studies and Word Language at Proviso West High School.
At Glenbard East High School, Baker was the mentor coordinator for minority student achievement. In this role, he recruited 35 African American and Latino students each year and paired them with administrators and certified academic staff who provided the students with academic and social-emotional support.
“I am excited to use my skills and talents to serve the students, families, and community partners of Community Unit School District 308,” Baker said. “I also look forward to joining the team at Oswego High School and helping guide students as they prepare for college and careers.”
Baker received his undergraduate degree in history from Illinois State University, Normal. He then went on to obtain a master’s of education in school leadership from Concordia University Chicago, and later earned a Ph.D. in cultural and educational policy studies from Chicago’s Loyola University.
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