Mr. John Baker
Mr. Baker taught Latin at Founders Classical Academy of Leander in its inaugural year. During his nine years of full-time teaching, he has taught several different subjects at the high school or middle school level, including Latin, English, science, math, and history. He has also taught as an adjunct professor of philosophy at St. Edward’s University. He attended both Thomas Aquinas College and the University of Dallas as an undergraduate. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in philosophy. He earned an M.A. in philosophy from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His master’s thesis focused on the differences of Aristotelian place and Newtonian space. He is an associate member of the Institute for Advanced Physics.
He was born and raised in Louisiana. He has traveled extensively, including a semester abroad in Rome, Italy. In addition to his time in education, he has also worked in the area of information technology as the team lead of a group of software and network testers on the knowledge management portal at an international technology company. He is the favorite uncle of five nieces and three nephews. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and soccer.