Mr. Dereck Baker, Grades 5-8 P.E. Teacher / Athletic Director

Last Updated 5/15/2023In Staff & Faculty

Mr. Dereck Baker is the Grades 5-8 P.E. Teacher / Athletic Director here at American Renaissance School.

"I enjoy witnessing kids working together towards a common goal whether it's on the field, on the court, or in the classroom.

I've been at ARS for the past six years. I recently moved from the math classroom to PE to impart my love of outdoors, fitness, teamwork, and health awareness on the next generation. I believe kids feel better when they are outside working together and moving. I love the downtown community aspect of ARS and am excited to see the future growth in ARS in the classroom and in athletics.

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy playing disc golf, soccer, and going on family trips to the mountains."  - Mr. Baker

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About ARS:

American Renaissance School is a K-8 public charter school in Historic Downtown Statesville, NC.

Our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens.

Our vision is to be the best choice for education in North Carolina. Our board, administration, staff, and teachers, with parental and community input, have identified our core beliefs and core values, which in turn are reflected in our strategic priority areas. These guide our daily operations at all levels.

Learn more about ARS here.



Crystal Ingersoll, Middle School Visual Arts TeacherMs. Crystal Ingersoll is the Middle School Visual Arts Teacher here at American Renaissance School in Downtown Statesville, NC.
Tracy Sain, Board ChairTracy Sain is the Board Chair on the Board of Directors here at American Renaissance School here in Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
Falon Speaks, SecretaryFalon Speaks is the Secretary on the Board of Directors here at American Renaissance School here in Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
Danny Carpenter, TreasurerDanny Carpenter the Treasurer on the Board of Directors here at American Renaissance School here in Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
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