Meet the Principal

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    Welcome from the Principal

    I am excited to be a part of the Baker school community, where family members are actively engaged in their child’s education, as well as an integral component of our school. I am honored and privileged to lead a dynamic community where teachers and staff cultivate an environment in which students achieve and believe in themselves and their school. We welcome your input, feedback, and support, which will be critical for the teaching and learning environment, and above all, to the success of your child at our school.Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in your child's Montessori education. I look forward to working with you to maximize your child's potential so he or she can fulfill their "cosmic task"!

    About the Principal

    Shameika Sykes-Salvador is the principal of Baker Montessori School. Sykes-Salvador has 20+ years of experience in public education. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in Thomasville, North Carolina. In 2015, Sykes-Salvador joined Team HISD as a teacher development specialist. She then served as assistant principal at Berry Elementary School. Before arriving in Houston, Sykes-Salvador served in various roles, including middle school teacher, elementary reading coordinator, Montessori curriculum facilitator, and district Social Studies/Literacy coordinator. Sykes-Salvador earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina A&T State University. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. Xavier University as well as a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Mrs. Sykes-Salvador has been principal of Baker Montessori since 2018.