Andy Baker
Superintendent of Schools
Edgewood ISD
804 E. Pine
Edgewood, TX  75117

From the Superintendent
My name is Andy Baker and I am very excited to begin my term at Edgewood Independent School District.  I would like to share a little bit about myself with you.  I believe strongly in education and feel that I am continuing a family tradition in my career choice.  My mother was a Special Education Teacher for Southlake Carroll ISD for 23 years and my father is a retired school Superintendent who worked at Ponder ISD, Sanger ISD, and Red Oak ISD.  My wife Rebecca is also in education. She is a reading teacher.  We are blessed with three children:  Garrett, Shannon, and Connor.

I attended high school at Euless Trinity High School.  After graduation, I received a scholarship from the University of Dallas to play basketball and graduated with a degree in History. 

My first teaching job was with Valley View ISD where I taught middle school history and was an assistant coach in football, boys' basketball, baseball and track.  I left Valley View ISD after two years to accept the head coaching position, in boys basketball, at Collinsville ISD.  I continued the same career path at Kemp and Prosper.   After two years in Prosper, while continuing to coach basketball, I took advantage of the opportunity to begin a career in administration by taking on the role of Assistant Principal for both the middle school and high school.  After two years, this path led me to becoming the Middle School Principal at Prosper.  While in this position we reached exemplary status twice.  I became the Superintendent of Schools for Tioga ISD in 2009 before reaching my home here at Edgewood ISD.  

Favorite Quotes
Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall always receive it."  Benjamin Franklin

"A little bit of pride goes a long way!" 

Like Captured Fireflies
In her classroom our speculations ranged the world.
She aroused us to book waving discussions.
Every morning we came to her carrying new truths, new facts, new ideas
Cupped and sheltered in our hands like captured fireflies.
When she went away a sadness came over us,
But the light did not go out.
She left her signature upon us
The literature of the teacher who writes on children’s minds.
I’ve had many teachers who taught us soon forgotten things,
But only a few like her who created in me a new thing a new attitude, a new hunger.
I suppose that to a large extent I am the unsigned manuscript of that teacher.
What deathless power lies in the hands of such a person.
                                                                                            John Steinbeck
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