Office of the Superintendent

After an extensive search process, the Board of Education was pleased to announce Mr. Tony Baker as Superintendent of Schools in May 2018.  Baker of has been in the Plano School District for 18 years as an administrator and has worked in the district since 2000.  He began as a 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher at Plano Middle School.  After that, he served as Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Plano Middle School.  He was promoted to Principal at Emily G. Johns School in 2007 when the school opened. 

“Mr. Baker has administrative experience and an amazing track record of leadership, works on various initiatives, and possesses a great vision for the future of our students,” stated Board of Education President Tim Campbell.

Mr. Baker holds degrees from Monmouth College, Aurora University and Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Baker began his new position on July 1st.  He replaced Dr. Hector Garcia who announced his resignation in February after six years with the district to take a position as Superintendent in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary School District #181.



Dear Plano School District #88 Stakeholders,

The first 100 days in any new position can be both the most rewarding and the most challenging. The leadership transition within our district should be a smooth process for our students, teachers and community. While we currently have many initiatives moving in positive directions within the district, the timing of this transition is also an opportunity to obtain feedback from all stakeholders on the district’s progress and seek opportunities to become even better.

For the previous 18 years, I have been a proud member of Plano School District #88 as a teacher, coach and administrator. I have had the opportunity to work with many inspiring colleagues and families throughout that time. I look forward to the expansion of my new role as your Superintendent of Schools. It has been a true pleasure to witness the continuous improvements throughout our district. I look forward to being a part of the ongoing growth for the betterment of our students and community.

Tony Baker


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