Dr. Baker, Superintendent, 2019 Regional Superintendent of the Year
Dr. Scott Baker, Superintendent of Spotsylvania County Public Schools, has been named Region III Superintendent of the Year by his colleagues who are the chief education leaders of the 17 school divisions located in north-central and the northern neck of Virginia. Dr. Baker was selected for his inspirational service and leadership on behalf of Region III and the many accomplishments of the Spotsylvania County Public School division.
“This recognition by other division superintendents validates what we have known all along…Dr. Baker is an exceptional leader,” shared Spotsylvania County School Board Chair Baron Braswell. “We are honored that he is our superintendent. Our County benefits considerably from his exceptional leadership.” continued Braswell.
Dr. Baker has served as Spotsylvania County Public Schools superintendent for the past seven years. Under his visionary leadership, a division strategic plan was adopted in 2013 and has been the driving force behind the school system’s numerous continuous improvement processes and achievements.
“I sincerely appreciate and am humbled by this recognition; especially given the tremendous respect I have for my colleagues in Region III and throughout the Commonwealth. Any positive recognition I receive, though, should be attributed to the entire school division. To reach and sustain higher levels of success involves the outstanding and dedicated SCPS team of school board members, staff, students, parents and community partners. I am proud to serve the great Spotsylvania school community,” said Dr. Baker.
Dr. Baker is also the Chairman of the Region III Superintendents Group, a member of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents Board of Directors, and a member of the State Superintendent’s Leadership Council. Ben Kiser, the Virginia Association of School Superintendents Executive Director, regards Dr. Baker as one of the outstanding education leaders in the state. Kiser stated that, “Dr. Baker’s keen insight into education issues affecting our school divisions around the state has allowed him to become one of our most articulate advocates for the needs of Virginia’s public-school students.”
Dr. Baker will compete against other Regional Superintendents of the Year representing each of the eight regions in Virginia. The winner will be announced as the Virginia Superintendent of the Year on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Annual Awards Luncheon of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents in Roanoke.