About Superintendent Dr. Carly Baker

Dr. Baker shaking a first grader's hand
  • I am delighted to welcome you to Brooklyn Center Community Schools. Here in BC, our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, life skills, and global perspectives to contribute to society and respond to the needs of an ever-changing world.

    I have obtained a B.A. in English from the College of St. Benedict, a M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas, a M.Ed. in Education from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

    I am beginning my 20th year in education. I served as a classroom teacher and teacher leader with Osseo Schools for a decade before serving as an Assistant Principal for two years with Minneapolis Public Schools. I begin my sixth year as a leader in Brooklyn Center and am so proud serve the Brooklyn Center Community as Superintendent or the Head Centaur, a term given to me by a middle school student!

    My work is driven by the belief that the brilliance that exists in every single one of our students will only shine brighter when they are inspired by what they are learning in our schools. Learning occurs through a variety of avenues, but it begins with relationships. That is why I have asked every one of our staff members to commit to Living Our Core Values as a means for us to build hope, excitement, and to celebrate the potential of our students.

    My work is driven by the moral imperative of removing barriers and eliminating racial disparities for our students and families. I want every one of our young people to see their race and culture honored and celebrated in our learning spaces, learning materials, and interactions with every employee in this district.

    My work is driven by the delivery of results for your students through the vision of our strategic plan. We are committed to creating the very best learning experience for all of our young people where they can thrive and chase their dreams.

    I am grateful and incredibly humbled to serve BC students and families as your Superintendent of Schools.

    Best,
    Dr. Carly Baker, Superintendent of Brooklyn Center Community Schools