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About Mrs. Dee Baker

I CAN, therefore I teach. :) I recently moved to Florida from Virginia Beach, Virginia with my husband of 20 years, Jay, our three children, Austen, 18, (who is an IB-MYP alumnus and will be attending FSU as a Mechanical Engineering major this fall), Hannah, 15 (who is a current IB sophomore at St. Pete High), Lainey, 12 (who is a 7th grader at the Pinellas Academy of Math and Science), our 8 year old Springer Spaniel, Max, and a 6(?) year old black cat whom we call Puma that decided to adopt us as his family four summers ago. I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and I have also attended Virginia Tech and UVA.  I was working on a Master's in Mathematics Education from Radford University when my husband was transferred to Tampa with the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and I made the decision to suspend my studies for now. This is my sixteenth year teaching, my first here at Largo High School, my fourth teaching IB, and my seventh teaching high school. Before moving to Florida, I was the IB-MYP Lead Mathematics Teacher at Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach for three years, and I spent the previous six years at Ocean Lakes High School, teaching Magnet Geometry, Magnet Precalculus, Magnet Data Analysis, and Magnet Mathematical Modeling for the Mathematics and Science Academy. Before joining the staff at OL, I worked in Hampton City Schools teaching subjects ranging from life science, to reading, to various levels of mathematics. I also taught Geometry for two years at Kemps Landing Gifted Magnet School, before taking a few years off to raise my children, and I taught online Technology Integration courses for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies for the University of Virginia from 2009-2011. I achieved National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult Mathematics in November of 2012. In my spare time, I enjoy running, scrapbooking, reading, crossword puzzles, and kayaking/paddleboarding in the Intercoastal Waterway close to my home in Treasure Island.
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