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"You have to believe in the little things, how else can they become."

"Hogfather" Terry Pratchett

Joanna Baker


Current Classes





I have been a college professor for 4 years (2015-present) and English teacher at EE for a total of three nonconsecutive years (2011-present). I also have experience teaching in other private homeschool groups for a total of 4 years (2009-2012).


Associate of Arts with an emphasis in English

Lone Star College 

Bachelor of Arts in English and Literature 

University of Houston Downtown


Master of Arts in English Literature

Sam Houston State University

I hold an MA in English Literature with an emphasis in Renaissance and Medieval Literature and Critical Theory with dual focus in Creative Writing. This program was one of the first hybrid degrees of it's kind in the state of Texas. 

Fun Fact(s)

I am an avid caver and hiker, spending most of my summer and winter vacations exploring national and state parks across the nation, mainly in New England and the southwest. I am part of a D&D gaming group of close friends who share many hobbies and interests together such as TRF, archery, camping, and books.  I readily admit that I am a Latin fanatic and still enjoy translating and reading Latin for fun as well as for my professional publications and research. 


I'm a life-long Homeschooler and homeschool graduate. I have published several academic essays at academic conferences throughout both my undergrad and graduate education. My first novel "Finding Pure" was published by the Texas Review Press. I am a contributing editor and writer of "Cooking with the Texas Poet Laureate" also published by the Texas Review Press. I am extremely proud of being part of the 1% of girls who become a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. My Gold Award project was to run an arts and performance camp for disabled teens where they learned to sing, dance, play instruments, and participate in group drama activities, we then performed at various nursing homes throughout our community. Throughout my time in undergrad and graduate school I remained an honor student in Sigma Tau Delta (The International English Honors Society) where I served as President, Vice President, and Treasurer respectively. I became a member of of Phi Kappa Phi in graduate school (a very prestigious international scholastic and honors society). During my high school life I became a nationally certified  Archery range master through Girl Scouts and the NFAA. I created and directed the Archery Program at Extraordinary Education which is still active.

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