Hello OSSU Community,
The OSSU Board is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 8th we offered the position of Superintendent to Dr. David Baker and he accepted. Dr. Baker will begin his work as OSSU Superintendent on July 1, 2022.
Dr. David Baker, currently the Superintendent of Schools for the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union (Hartland, Windsor, West Windsor, and Weathersfield), has extensive superintendent experience. He has been in his current superintendency since 2012 and was also the St. Johnsbury Superintendent of Schools for ten years. David has also been a Principal, a Director of Curriculum, and an adjunct professor in several Vermont Colleges and Universities. David began his career in Rhode Island, as a teacher and administrator. His resume reveals a strong background in curriculum and instruction and organizational development.
Dr. Baker received his doctoral degree in Educational Administration from UVM in 1993. He earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Education degree from Rhode Island College. He served as the Principal for Barre Middle School, in Barre, Vermont from 1989-1994 and prior to that leadership experience he was the Principal at the Blue Mountain Union School in Wells River from 1984-1989.
David is a resident of Danville, Vermont where he and his wife Mary Ann raised seven children. David is proud to share that all seven of his children chose to go into the field of education. He is excited about returning to the Northeast Kingdom to continue his work as an educational leader.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this process. The OSSU Board is excited to work with Dr. Baker as he leads the important and inspiring work being done within our Central Office and all our community schools.
Elliot Waring OSSU Board Chair