Degrees and Certifications:
St. Mary's University BBA Finance Texas A & M University San Antonio Post Baccalaureate of Science Interdisciplinary Studies ESL Certification
Ms. Mary (Catherine) Baker
Hi, my name is Catherine Baker. I have been teaching for 13 years, all in 5th grade except one year I taught 1st grade. Before I started teaching full time, I substituted here at Hardy Oak since the school opened back in 2000. I have taught Science all of my years in 5th grade, and I have also taught Social Stuides and Reading/Language Arts.
I graduated from St. Mary's University with a BBA in Finance and obtained a Post-Baccalaureate of Science Interdisciplinary Studies/Teacher Certification from Texas A & M University San Antonio.
I have two grown children, my daughter is 27 and works in Communications and my son is 25 and he just began his second year of Medical School. Both are Hardy Oak Hornet alumni! :)
I also have two adorable pets. Max is large Tabby cat and Coco a toy Chihauhau.
In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, watching movies, baking and traveling.
I look forward to an exciting 5th grade year and I hope to meet you in person soon!
8:00-8:15 - Homeroom Announcements, Morning Meeting and SEL
8:20-9:35 - 1st Block (Mini Lessons, IP & Small Group Support)
9:35-9:50 - Snack
9:55-11:10 - 2nd Block (Mini Lessons, IP & Small Group Support)
11:10-11:40 - Lunch
11:40-12:10 - Recess
12:20-1:10 - Specials
1:20-2:35 - 3rd Block (Mini Lessons, IP & Small Group Support)
2:35-2:45 - Homeroom End of Day Announcements and SEL