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Jennifer M. Z. Baker, M.Ed.

email: jmzbaker@eriesd.org

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CAREER SUMMARY
Teacher with seven years of experience in middle school Title I, grade 7 math, grade 8 math and Algebra I.
Highly involved in district-level committee work aligning the Connected Math Project 2 (CMP2) curriculum for
grade 7 math to the PA Common Core State Standards. Created grade 7 math curriculum templates, student
resources and district-level common unit assessments shared on the Eries Public School District (EPSD)
website.
Instructional Coach with one and a half years of experience leading Professional Learning Communities
(PLCs), district-level training on curriculum revisions, building-level trainings on diverse professional
development for teachers, and daily instructional support for 50 teachers of all content areas. Highly committed
to and knowledgeable about effective teaching practices, student-centered classrooms and collaborative
teaching and learning.
Strengths include:

Communication Effective communicator using multiple methods of dissemination including emails,


memos, face-to-face conferencing, small-group and large-group situations with students, teachers,
parents, counselors, administrators and community members. Proficient use of Outlook calendar and
Doodle to share schedules and invite stakeholders to meetings. Experienced at taking minutes and notes
at meetings and relating that information to all stakeholders.

Leadership Member of and minute-recorder for the schools Instructional Leadership Team.
Interviewed for and received the job of Instructional Coach for Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
Participant in the EPSD district-level Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) team.
Member of the Woodrow Wilson Middle School Student Assistance Program Team. Demonstrate the
ability to lead and support pods of teachers in bi-weekly meetings during PLCs. Participated in national
conferences with the GE Foundation, districts from around the country, NASA, and the National Science
Teachers Association and reported professional development back to local stakeholders.

Consistency Established positive relationships with building and district members by working with
integrity and providing consistent work products in a timely fashion. Stakeholders seek out advice,
resources, plans and templates because of their effective and consistent nature for their classrooms and
beyond.

Organization Distinguished use of a filing system both electronic and paper-based. Ability to
organize support for building initiatives both internally with staff and externally with parents and
community supporters. Daily schedules are communicated and organized to the meet the needs of as
many students, teachers and administrators as possible.

Listening Personal philosophy aligns with listen before you speak. A realistic grasp on school
culture comes from listening to vocal and quiet leaders alike in the building. Establishing healthy
relationships precludes listening skills. Proficient mediator between peers, subordinates and superiors.

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EDUCATION
Sept. 2014-present
Dec. 2009
April 2006
April 2006
Feb. 2006
Feb. 2006
May 2006
Jan. 2005
May 2002

Master of Education- K-12 Principal Certification Westminster College, New


Wilmington, PA
Level II Certification for Mid-Level Math (7-9), Mid-Level Science (7-9), Mid-Level
Language Arts (7-9), Elementary Education (K-6) and Reading Specialist
Mid-Level Math Certification (7-9)
Mid-Level Language Arts Certification (7-9)
Mid-Level Science Certification (7-9)
Reading Specialist Certification (7-9)
Master of Education (GPA: 4.0), Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Elem. Education Certification K-6 (GPA: 4.0), Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
Bachelor of Arts (GPA: 3.85), Gannon University, Erie, PA
Major: Theology, Minor: Philosophy, Concentration: Education
Magna Cum Laude, Honors Scholar, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Academic
Excellence Award in Theology and Presidents Scholarship

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aug. 2014-Present

Eries Public School District- Instructional Coach, Woodrow Wilson Middle School,
Erie, Pa
Provide instructional support, materials, assessment resources, classroom management
support, and research-based, effective teaching and learning techniques to 50 teachers in
all subject areas in grades 6-8. Lead Professional Learning Communities, building-level
professional development, and act as a liaison between district initiatives and building
administrators and teachers.
Aug. 2007-Present
Penn State Behrend- Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP)
Teacher Coordinator, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Erie, PA
PEPP is an after-school enhancement program in three inner-city schools in Erie, PA for
students at risk for not reaching their academic and career potential. In a structured
setting with teachers, tutors, and community mentors, PEPP provides the opportunity for
students to improve academically and investigate career and college options.
Aug. 2005-Present
Eries Public School District- Full-time Teacher, Woodrow Wilson Middle School,
Erie, PA
Summer 2013- Middle School Math Curriculum Committee
2012-2013 School Year- 7th Grade Math Teacher
Summer 2012- Middle School Math Curriculum Committee
2010-2011 School Year- 8th Grade Math and Algebra I Teacher
2009-2010 School Year- 8th Grade Math and Algebra I Teacher
Fall 2008 Semester- 8th Grade Math and Algebra I Teacher
2007-2008 School Year- 8th Grade Math and Algebra I Teacher
2006-2007 School Year- Grades 6-8 Core Math Teacher
2005-2006 School Year- Grades 6-8 Title I Math and Reading Teacher
Feb. 2005-June 2005 Erie Public Schools-Title I Reading Substitute Teacher, Erie, PA
Taught reading and writing strategies to students in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 8th
grade at three non-public schools including KinderCare, Early Connections and
Community Country Day School. Assessed student progress in reading and writing.
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AFFILIATIONS
Aug- 2005-Present
Aug- 2005-Present
Aug- 2005-Present
Dec. 2004-Present

Erie Education Association, Erie, PA


Pennsylvania State Education Association
National Education Association
Camp Notre Dame- Board of Directors, Fairview, PA