Lake Travis ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster is pleased to announce the selection of Sherry Baker as the new principal of Lake Travis Middle School. Ms. Baker will officially begin her tenure on July 1. She will replace Jodie Villemaire who will serve as the District’s Director of Elementary Learning and Teaching.
"We received and reviewed approximately 100 applications for this position," said Dr. Lancaster. "I have served on numerous interview committees, and I can attest we had one of the strongest pools of candidates I have ever seen throughout my tenure as superintendent. Unequivocally, I believe Ms. Baker is the best choice for the Lake Travis Middle School community. This was an important decision for senior staff and me. I want to thank the members of the interview committee, specifically LTMS teachers Beth Young and Raquel Lloreda as well as LTMS PTO representative Melissa Williamson for their outstanding help through this process. This committee unanimously recommended Ms. Baker to me, and my interview with her only confirmed that endorsement."
Ms. Baker possesses more than 20 years of experience in public education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston and Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. Ms. Baker began her career in education as an eighth grade math teacher at Dean Middle School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. After six years in the classroom, she assumed her first position in school administration as an assistant principal at Dean Middle School. Over the next 10 years, Ms. Baker served as Director of Instruction—a campus-based administrative position—for two middle schools in the Cy-Fair district. In 2014, she moved to Tomball ISD where she served as an assistant principal at Tomball Memorial High School. Currently, Ms. Baker is the Principal of Wildwood Elementary School, a campus she opened in 2015. Her husband Jim is the Chief HR Officer at the Hays Consolidated Independent School District.
District and school officials will arrange a meet-and-greet between Ms. Baker and LTMS parents in the near future.