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Barbara Baker B.

Chief Executive Officer

Challenger School

HQ Phone: (801) 569-2700

Challenger School

9735 S. 500 W.

Sandy, Utah 84070

United States

Company Description

Challenger School is managed by an experienced Board of Directors. Responsible for continued academic excellence and school longevity, the Board both guards and improves upon the Challenger mission. Parent input is always welcomed, and carefully weighed-b... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Account Executive, Account Executive

SkillPages

Education

BS and elementary teaching credential

Brigham Young University

Web References (21 Total References)


Governor Jon Huntsman presents award to Barbara Baker

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Governor Jon Huntsman presents award to Barbara Baker
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Motivated by all the right reasons, Barbara launched Challenger Schools more than 40 years ago in San Jose and now has 20 schools in several western states.
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In 1960, Barbara Baker was a public school teacher.
In her first grade class assignment, she quickly discovered that there was a problem with the children entering her class: Most of her new students had not been academically prepared in kindergarten to enter first grade.
She feared that their prime years for learning were being wasted, and decided to do something about it.
Her experience had taught her that a child's first five years are the most critical in developing thinking skills, and for learning phonics concepts. She decided that she would help children during their preschool years.
There were many daycare centers in San Jose, but only one half-day preschool, which was what Barbara envisioned starting. None were teaching academic programs. In 1963, Barbara started her preschool. She began the first school year with six students. Parents gravitated quickly to Challenger's phonics and music in a half-day program, and in the second year Barbara filled her school to capacity with a waiting list of over 100 children.


Challenger School founder Barbara ...

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Challenger School founder Barbara Baker, who passed away last fall, was adamant about placing flagpoles prominently at all of the company's campuses, the companies said in a statement. When Baker designed the Sandy offices, she wanted the flag and pole to be as big as the city would allow, they said.


Barbara decided to leave the ...

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Barbara decided to leave the comfort of the public schools and started her own preschool where she could teach phonics to children before they went to public school.

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In 1960, while teaching in a public school, Challenger School founder and CEO, Barbara Baker became alarmed that her 1st grade students had received no academics in kindergarten, wasting the best years for establishing a foundation for learning.


Barbara decided to leave the ...

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Barbara decided to leave the comfort of the public schools and started her own preschool where she could teach phonics to children before they went to public school.

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In 1960, while teaching in a public school, Challenger School founder and CEO, Barbara Baker became alarmed that her 1st grade students had received no academics in kindergarten, wasting the best years for establishing a foundation for learning.


Parents Guide of Las Vegas: August 2011

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We're proud of that record and are committed to maintaining it," said Barbara Baker, Founder and CEO of Challenger School.

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With this foundation, our students naturally flourish in all areas," said Baker.

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