Davis "Dave" Baker '76 is principal of William Henry Harrison High School. The school received a National High Schools That Work Gold Award for School Improvement. William Henry Harrison High School has also received national recognition as a Newsweek Magazine’s “America’s Best Public Schools” program. As an administrator, Dave has served in buildings earning the United States Department of Education “Blue Ribbons Schools” national recognition, Redbook Magazine “America’s Best Schools Project”, and repeat recognition for Newsweek’s “America’s Top Public High Schools".
Dave has served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, the National Association of Secondary School Principal’s National Publication Council, and as a Peer Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education National Educational Smaller Learning Communities Grants. The recipient of numerous professional awards from state and local professional organizations for leadership and service as an educator, Dave continues to publish and speak frequently at local, state and national seminars, workshops and conferences.
Dave and his wife, Kate (also an educator and former Malone employee), reside in Harrison, Ohio. They have three grown children,