Teacher of the Week: Gracie Baker

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – WITN’s Teacher of the Week is from Pitt County, meet Gracie Baker.

Baker is a math and Avid teacher at Ayden-Grifton High School. Inspired by teachers who taught who taught her, she’s involved in organizing graduation, planning field trips, and supporting educators with students transitioning to high school.

Avid is a program that helps students navigate careers and college interests. Baker says she mainly works with seniors helping them with FAFSA, taking them to colleges and universities, and field trips outside the classroom.

Baker also serves as the Math Department Chair. She says she loves math because it’s like a puzzle that students can get creative with.

She graduated from Ayden-Grifton High School, went to East Carolina University for a bachelor’s in Secondary Education, and has taught at the high school since 2012. Now, both her children are in school at Ayden-Grifton.