PALO ALTO, CA – Pending Board approval, Dr. Don Austin, Superintendent of Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Baker as Interim Director of Special Education, Elementary.
Dr. Baker is currently a School Psychologist at Juana Briones Elementary School, a role she held for the past 3 years. She has 20 years experience in various roles including School Psychologist, Program Specialist, and Special Education Teacher in the Bay Area and Southern California. Dr. Baker holds a Ph.D. and a Masters degree from Saybrook University, in addition to two Masters degrees in School Psychology and Special Education.
Dr. Baker is excited to collaborate with families and staff to continue developing and strengthening the programs and services offered by the Special Education Team. She replaces Alma Ellis, who is leaving PAUSD for a leadership position in another district closer to her residence. We appreciate Ms. Ellis’ years of service to PAUSD, and wish her all the best in the future.