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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, May 6, 2013

Laguna Blanca School Welcomes New Board Trustee, Margaret Baker

Laguna Blanca School is pleased to announce that Margaret Baker is returning to their Board of Trustees for a second time, having originally served in the late 1990s. Margaret’s rich background in education, her extensive local board experience, and her important role as a former Laguna parent are all wonderful aspects that have prepared her to join the school’s Board of Trustees for a second time around.


In 1969, Margaret received a BA in history from the United States International University. From there, she obtained her teaching credentials and an MA in special education from UC Santa Barbara, as well as an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Margaret is also a California certified mediator.

Margaret Baker
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Margaret Baker

Margaret began her career teaching elementary school for the Carpinteria Unified School District and later moved to curriculum and program development for grades K-9. She has served as a counselor for St. Vincent’s School and a therapist for both Cottage Care Center and Project Recovery, which are rehabilitation programs focused on treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse.

Margaret has served on many boards, including Crane Country Day School, It’s For the Kids Foundation, Dream Foundation, Padaro Lane Association, Serena Cove Owner’s Association, and Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara. In addition to Laguna Blanca School, she currently serves on the boards of Cottage Health System and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Margaret has three children who graduated from Laguna Blanca: Anne ’92, Brian ’96, and Elizabeth ’02. In her free time, she loves to cook and drive to Napa to visit her oldest daughter’s two-year-old twins.

Laguna Blanca NOW—for today’s modern student. Laguna Blanca School is a K-12 co-educational, college preparatory day school. Laguna Blanca School guides students to greater heights by building upon the 80-year tradition of academic excellence with new and innovative teaching methods and programs. With the introduction of the iPad initiative, the global studies program, the new outdoor adventure education program, and the renovation of the library into a state-of-the-art academic research center, the School continues to broaden and enrich our students’ educational experience. For more information, please visit http://www.lagunablanca.org.

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