Master of Education, Gifted Studies, Mississippi University for Women, 1993
Post-master's courses, English, Mississippi State University, 1996-97
Bachelor of Art, English, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1976
Athens High School, 1971
Experience: 23 years
Limestone County Schools, 2005-present
Madison County Schools, gifted elementary
Huntsville City Schools, gifted elementary
Cullman County Schools, gifted k-12
Gardendale High School, gifted English 9-11
Columbus (Mississippi) City Schools, gifted middle
Heritage Academy, Columbus, Mississippi, English 8th, 11th
- DeQueen ( Arkansas) Middle School, English 7th-8th
Personal: Married to Hal Baker for 33 years; Hal is a career helicopter pilot, now working for Air-Evac. One son Jeff, daughter-in-law, Jennifer and two wonderful grandchildren, Betsy and Kate who all live in Montgomery. Grandmother was Birdie Thornton for whom the Birdie Thornton center is named; parents are Frank and Telula Thornton.
Other aspects of my life: Love God, love to read, go to the beach, swim, suntan, white-water raft, and enjoy time with family and friends.