Physical Education

John Baker

Physical Educator



John Baker is a native Iowan, born in Des Moines Ia. and raised in Greenfield IA where he graduated from Greenfield High School.  Mr. Baker attended Westmar College in Le Mars IA where he earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Industrial Technology in 1978, he also earned his Masters Degree from Graceland University in Lamoni IA in Collaborative Teaching and Learning, with an emphasis in Educational Ergonomics 2001.  Mr. Baker has proudly instructed Physical Education within the Hanawalt Community since the 1994-95 school year and has been awarded the Teacher of the Year in Physical Education by the Iowa Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance in 2005.  In the 2009-10 school year Hanawalt Elementary applied for and was awarded a model site program for PE4life which a nationally recognized program. Mr. Baker resides in Beverdale with his wife Shelly and his Standard Blue Poodle named Tallulah.