Margaret Baker has a rich background in education. In 1969, she received a BA in history from the United States International University. From there, she obtained her teaching credentials and an MA in special education from UC Santa Barbara, as well as an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is also a California certified mediator.
Margaret began her career teaching elementary school for the Carpinteria Unified School District and later moved to curriculum and program development for grades K-9. She has served as a counselor for St. Vincent’s School and a therapist for both Cottage Care Center and Project Recovery, which are rehabilitation programs focused on treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse.
Margaret has served on many boards, including Crane Country Day School, It’s For the Kids Foundation, Dream Foundation, Padaro Lane Association, Serena Cove Owner’s Association, and Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara. In addition to Laguna Blanca School, she currently serves on the boards of Cottage Health System and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Margaret has three children who graduated from Laguna Blanca: Anne ’92 , Brian ’96, and Elizabeth ’02. In her free time, she loves to cook and drive to Napa to visit her oldest daughter’s two-year-old twins.