Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Baker

What do you teach and how long have you been at UHS?

“I’m your High School librarian!…and I might even be your little brother’s or sister’s librarian if they are students at Ben Franklin.  This is my fifth year at UHS and my first working with the little ones at BF.”

What do you enjoy about teaching at UHS?

“I’ve recently become involved with Senior Projects.  I love seeing what great things our students are doing outside of school, whether it’s community service, job shadowing, or writing their own poetry.  We have a lot of talented students at UHS!”

Where did you attend college and where else have you worked?

I graduated from Penn State with a degree in hotel management.  I worked in that industry for seven years until I decided that it was time for a career change.   I went on to Pitt for my teaching certificate and Masters in Library Science.  I may be repaying student loans until I’m 90, but I’m so glad I did it!”

What are your reactions to the renovation?

Love it!

Do you have any advice for UHS students?

READ…Anything!  I know high school students get so busy with tests and homework, that they may not have time to read or associate it with work.  But, I promise, if you find a subject that interests you, it won’t be painful.  You’ll never be bored, you may just learn something new about a topic or even about yourself.”

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time with my husband and kids, playing outside, boating, reading, museums, sporting events, and travel.

What is your favorite website?

www.living social.com

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2 Comments on “Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Baker”

  1. Hi Courtney,
    Congratulations on your “teacher of the week” nomination. I have always been impressed with your dedication to all aspects of your endeavors at UHS. You were a great student at UHS, and now you are continuing to make a difference as the school Librarian as well as mentor to other students. Congratulations!! I miss working with you!

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