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Rebecca Baker

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

Hello, and welcome to a new school year! I hope you are as excited for this year as I am. Summer is always a great break and time to relax and refresh, but I'm ready to get back to school, and I hope you are too!

 

Let me tell you a little bit about me...

 

I was born and raised in Danville, attending John Baldwin Elementary School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, and graduated from San Ramon Valley High. I then attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where I majored in Communication Studies and Psychology. Huh? How did I end up as a math teacher, then? Well, after college, I moved back up here and went to Chapman University to get my teaching credential. Since I was young,  I have always loved math, and I knew if I were a teacher, then that was the subject I would want to teach! I'm thankful for my degree in Communications and think it was helped me a lot in teaching.

 

This will be my 11th year teaching. My first teaching job was at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo, where I taught 7th and 8th grade math. When Gale Ranch opened in 2008, I was eager to be a part of a new school opening and transfered over. Ever since then, I've been teaching 6th grade math and absolutely love it! It's always so fun to see 6th graders grow and mature as they complete their first year of middle school! I was formally known around here at Gale Ranch as 'Ms. Cartmell,' but got married in April 2011 and became Mrs. Baker :)

 

I have a little boy named Jack who was born in September of 2012 and will soon be five years old. In May 2014, I had a baby girl, Olivia, and she is now three years old. They are my love and joy! In my free time I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family. I love to travel and see new places. I have been to 10 different countries and many states around the U.S!  When we can't travel, my husband and I love to eat foods from all over the world and are trying to eat cuisines from as many countries as we can. Some fun cuisines we've tried are: Ethiopian, Turkish, Polish, Peruvian, Burmese, El Salvadorian, Afghan, Brazilian, and many more. If you have a cuisine you recommend, let us know! We're always looking for fun, new places to eat.

Feel free to ask me more about myself...or anything related to math!

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