Mrs. Baker knew when she was in high school that she wanted to be a teacher. She started teaching preschool in 2012 and took a position at Carteret High School in 2014. Two years later, Mrs. Baker became the JAG Specialist after seeing the program in action at Barringer High School.
Since becoming the JAG Specialist, Mrs. Baker has achieved Outstanding Specialist of the Year, two of her students placed first and third place in the Employability Skills competition at the 2018 National Student Leadership Academy and Carteret High School has achieved the national 5 of 5 award in 2017 and 2021.
Mrs. Baker holds a Bachelors Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and holds a K-12 certification in English.
Rebecca feels that JAG Specialists are extremely privileged because they get the opportunity to truly create connections with students, “When people decide to become teachers, it is usually because they want to make positive changes, inspire and motivate students, and see their students be successful. As a JAG Specialist, I get to experience all of this and it is remarkable.”
Fun fact: While in high school, Rebecca participated in several plays and multiple chorale groups.