Emmett Baker (1938-2020)
Emmett Baker gave 58 years of his life to educating and helping others. He began as an educator in Ponder and went onto serving many additional communities as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director, Principal and finally Superintendent of Schools. After 35 years of in the service of students in public education, he retired and soon began his second career by going to The University of North Texas as an Adjunct Professor and working with I-TeachTexas, which allowed him the opportunity to recruit, train, and mentor hundreds of additional educators into the field which he loved so much.
He had a servant's heart, believed in the power of education, and loved helping young people. Emmett could not bear to see a child go without. He was always giving to make sure children had everything they needed. Help us continue his legacy by supporting the children of Denton ISD.