The Lakeland Board of School Trustees is proud to announce that Dr. Gregory Baker has been selected as the next Superintendent. Dr. Baker was selected from a pool of very talented educators after a two-round interview process. The Lakeland Board of School Trustees will complete the hiring process with a public hearing on a proposed contract of employment on April 12, 2021. Then on April 19, 2021 at their regularly scheduled meeting the school board will vote to hire Dr. Baker for a contract start date of July 1, 2021. Here is a message from Dr. Baker:
Dear Lakeland Community Schools Students, Staff, Parents, and Residents:
I would like to take this opportunity to say I am honored to be the next Superintendent of Lakeland School Corporation. I have been impressed with the student-driven focus of the Lakeland Board of School Trustees and look forward to working with the students, staff, and community to advance Lakeland School Corporation to the next level in all aspects of education.
I am a lifelong resident of Northeast Indiana and have been married to my best friend, Kristina, for 31 years. I have wonderful twin daughters that will graduate high school this year and divide our family loyalties as one will be attending Indiana University and the other Purdue University in the Fall. Prior to my career in education, I had experience working in the RV and construction industries as well as serving our country honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. Later, I received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University and also earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University. I have 21 years of experience in education with five years teaching, six years as assistant principal, and ten years as a high school principal.
I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students and seek to prepare them for their futures following graduation. I am honored to serve as your next superintendent and look forward to meeting each of you as we focus on excellence in education at Lakeland School Corporation.
Greg Baker, Ph.D.