Yesterday, the Baker School District Board voted during their regular monthly meeting to approve the hiring of Cristina Hyde as Director/Principal of the Baker Early Learning Center (BELC) beginning next school year.
“Ms. Hyde is a natural collaborator with a strong background in Early Childhood Education and Behavior Supports,” said Superintendent Mark Witty. “We’re eager to see the Baker Early Learning Center and all our community partners who share the building continue to thrive with her leadership and coordination.”
Ms. Hyde comes to Baker School District from Pullman School District in Pullman, WA, where she has been Director of Special Education for the past three years. Ms. Hyde began teaching in Alaska in 2007 and moved to Oregon in 2013 to serve as Head Start Director for the Coquille Indian Tribe in Coos Bay, Oregon. While there, her program was named a Head Start “Program of Excellence”; and she moved to the Coos Bay School District to run the Structured Learning Center for students with Emotional Disturbances. From there, she worked in Special Education for the Redmond and Bend La Pine School Districts before moving to Pullman School District in 2019.
“I am so excited to join the Baker Early Learning Center team,” said Ms. Hyde. “It’s such a special place, and I look forward to serving both the staff and young families in ever creative ways.”