Degrees and Certifications:
Professional Educator License - Elementary Education (1st-6th grade)
Hey there! My name is Kaitlyn Baker and I am a permanent sub for the district, but will mainly be based at Briar Glen. I graduated from Western Illinois University in 2012 with my degree in Law Enforcement. Which means that teaching is my second career, as my first one was as a police officer. After I left the force, I decided to give substitute teaching a try and I fell in love. I went to Trinity Christian College and recieved my license in Elementary Education when I graduated in May of 2020. I hope to one day have my own classroom, but for now I am going to enjoy getting to know CCSD 89 and everyone in it and helping the kiddos and teachers wherever help is needed.
In my spare time I like to go on new adventures with my husband Adam, especially concerts and small road trips. I love to spend time cooking, watching cooking shows, and doing arts and crafts with my daughter Bailey, and playing with our dog Coco.
I am a huge nerd who loves everything Halloween, Disney, Marvel (especially Captain America), Harry Potter, The X-Files, and anything science related. I'm also a huge history buff, who is fascinated with the time period of the American Revolution, which obviously makes me a giant fan of Hamilton the Musical. My favorite time of the year is Fall, where you can find me at a pumpkin farm or cheering on the Chicago Bears.