This is Jillian Baker’s first year teaching at Hayt Elementary School as a Music Enrichment Teacher. She is originally from Holland, Michigan before attending Michigan State University, where she studied to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities.
She taught elementary music for one year in Hudsonville, MI before moving to Champaign to teach elementary music at Oakwood Grade School for two years. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in Educational Leadership and Administration, but her true passion is teaching music.
Ms. Baker is looking forward to providing an enriching music curriculum that challenges all students, fosters a love of music outside of the classroom, incorporates 21st century technology skills, and creates competent and inspired musicians.