Pat Baker
Pat Baker
Math Specialist
BA Psychology, Stanford University
MS Statistics, Stanford University

In my role as a math specialist, I want students to see that math can be exciting and fun. I use a wide range of math manipulatives so that students can try hands-on ways of problem solving. Students explore patterns, geometry, spatial visualization, measurement, fractions, decimals, and more.

I value the cooperative and collaborative atmosphere at Rivendell as well as the belief and practice that education involves the whole child. I feel the school is a family working together to encourage different methods of inquiry, which will lead to a belief in life long learning.

Before joining Rivendell in 1991, I taught computer science at Colorado State University and Michigan Tech.

I was born in Illinois and lived in the Bay Area when Silicon Valley was just a lovely meadow near the Stanford campus. My son is an atmospheric scientist and my daughter is an immigration attorney, and I have five grandkids. I consider myself a country girl who has lived most of my life on a dirt road. I've lived in Rist Canyon since 1969 and rebuilt my home after the 2012 High Park Fire.