Dr. Glen Baker is the principal of Maplewood Academy located in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He is a highly qualified and experienced educator who has worked in the field of education for over thirty years, with over twenty five of those spent in an administrator’s capacity. Dr. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology with a minor Biblical Languages, a Master’s degree (M.Div.) from Andrews University, a Specialist in Education (Ed.S) degree from Loma Linda University, and a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) from La Sierra University. Dr. Baker’s training has given him the opportunity to work in a variety of capacities including pastor, hospital chaplain, high school teacher and guidance counselor, school registrar, and school principal. He has also taught graduate level education classes at the university level.
His extensive administrative experience at Elementary, Middle, and High School levels has given him a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to run an effective school, from curriculum development, technology implementation, personnel management, school accreditation, to resource management. Dr. Baker has a passion for young people and is committed to providing them with challenging and engaging educational opportunities within a framework of a strong spiritual environment.
Dr. Baker has been very active in the communities in which he has served. He has been a member of the Kiwanis service organization and was a police Chaplain for over fifteen years. He has lived and worked in the states of Washington, Oregon, Michigan, California and Florida as well as internationally in Japan and China, experiences that helped shape his international and comprehensive perspective on life, cultures and education. He has two children, a married daughter Amanda, who is a kindergarten teacher at a public school in Riverside, CA, and a son who works in Human Resources at Adventist Health Sonora, a hospital in Central California. Dr. Baker’s hobbies include biking, sports, reading, music, and the collecting of antiquarian 19th century books and memorabilia, especially those related to the early history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.