Phone: (856) 589-7459 X 4102


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary and Special Education

Mrs. Karen Baker

   I am a 1981 graduate of West Chester State College with a BS in Elementary and Special Education. I began my teaching career in First Grade for 3 years in Philadelphia. After marrying and moving to New Jersey in 1984, I taught a self-contained special education class in Deptford Township for 5 years before leaving to have my first of five children and begin my stay-at-home Mom job. In 2002, I began substitute teaching, and February of 2005, I  took a part-time special education position at Bells Elementary. I worked as an Inclusion teacher in 2nd grade for eight years. This is my seventh year at Hurffville Elementary. I began in 2013 and have worked in Grades 5 (4 yrs), Grade 1 ( 1 yr) and        Grade 2  (2 yrs) as an Inclusion Teacher.  I love it!

   I live in Gloucester Township with my husband and my last hold out daughter. My other 3 children are grown now with careers of their own: a nurse, a PT, an OT and a Public Health/Nutrition graduate.