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Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Challenger School

Education

BS and elementary teaching credential

Brigham Young University

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The Educational Entrepreneur: Making a Difference - IAEE

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Included are profiles of Kay Fredericks, former kindergarten teacher who founded Trend Enterprises, which specializes in products that stimulate classroom environments; Jim Boyle, high school administrator, who founded Ombudsman, which operates sixty schools in ten states for at-risk students; Jan Davidson, English teacher turned educational software pioneer, who sold Davidson and Associates for over $1 billion; Barbara Baker, elementary teacher who started Challenger Schools with six children and now operates seventeen schools with over 7,500 students in California and Utah; as well as the originators of a tutorial service, consulting services, an educational travel service, a homeschool service, educational services for charter schools, child care, children's books, educational materials, private school, school for at-risk students, and an educational camp, all begun with little more than a good idea and a strong determination to make each of these businesses work.


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Barbara B. Baker--Founder and CEO, Challenger Schools


Challenger School

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In 1960, while teaching in a public school, Barbara Baker became alarmed that her 1st grade students had received no academics in kindergarten, depriving them of the best years for establishing a foundation for learning.

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"It was the right place at the right time," Barbara recalled, "Rudolph Flesch's book Why Johnny Can't Read was a best-seller.
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Barbara was the very active and involved CEO of Challenger School until she passed away in 2012 at age 81. Her example continues to inspire us to achieve Challenger's mission.
Barbara Billings Baker graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Elementary Education
and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance. She taught the primary grades in public schools.
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© 2015, Barbara B. Baker


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.

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