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nathan baker Nathan Baker

Statement of Purpose:
It is my goal to prepare all our student Grizzlies for student success; to be responsible, independent, thoughtful and creative young adults who reach their full potential academically, socially, physically and emotionally. I believe all students are scholars and will meet or exceed academic proficiencies, prepared to excel in college, military or career and beyond. To ensure students attain success it is imperative I support the MH staff by being a competent, fully engaged leader who will seek to understand, who holds high personal regard and will follow-through in my actions connected to student success.
Where I came from:
I was born in San Diego and grew up in San Marcos. I graduated from SMHS in '95

Where I Went to College:
I graduated from University of California San Diego in 2000 with a BS in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology. In 2001 I earned my single subject life science and chemistry credential from California State University San Marcos. In 2007 I completed my MA in Education with an emphasis in Education Administration.

My Career in Education: 
2001-2004; Teacher SMHS Biology, Chemistry
2004-2009; Teacher MHHS Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Biochemistry, Teacher of the Year 2008-09
2009-2010; Teacher Atholton HS Colombia MD Biology
2010-2012; Teacher MHHS Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Biochemistry, Crystal Apple Award 2011-12
2012-2023; Assistant Principal MHHS, SMUSD Administrator of the Year 2021-22
2023-Current; Principal MHHS

In addition to teaching, I have had the pleasure of being in several different positions including:

Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

BTSA Support Provider

CSUSM Student Teacher Coordinator

EEI Teacher Leader

AP Coordinator

Science Team Leader

Contact Info:
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edward hackbarth
Eddie Hackbarth
Program Coordinator
Last Names: A-Gr

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jillian ryan
Jillian Ryan
Assistant Principal
Last Names: Gu-Or

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tina hernandez
Tina Hernandez
Assistant Principal
Last Names: Os-Z

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