Phone: 706.769.3575


Degrees and Certifications:

A.A. Political Science A.B. in History M.A.T. in Teaching Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Certified in 6-12 Science Certified in 6-12 Social Studies Certified in P-12 Special Education Google Level 1 Certified Educator

Mr. Michael Baker

W​elcome Back to Oconee County Middle School for the 2023-24 School Year!

I teach high school Physical Science at Oconee County Middle School. I am so grateful to be teaching in the premier public school system in Georgia. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work here and be able to teach the brightest minds. 

I grew up right down the road in Northeast Georgia.  I am a proud husband to my wife Rachel, and the father of two beautiful blessings, Haynes (8) and Madeline (5). As a father, I know the love, affection, and dreams that you have for your children. I also know the great responsibility, trust and hope that you grant to your child’s teachers. 

My wife Rachel works for the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine, and we are both very proud graduates of the University of Georgia. 

I am beginning my 12th year of teaching. During the past 11 years I have learned so much and had so many great memories. My first 8 years of teaching have been at the High School level, teaching both Social Studies and Science classes. I have taught Chemistry, Biology, Government, US History, Economics and tutored students in AP Biology. In 2014, I was nominated as Outstanding New Teacher for my school district. I have also had the pleasure of being twice named to the Georgia Milestones Item and Data Reviews for US History (2016 & 2021). While I have passions and certifications in multiple subjects, I love teaching secondary education students. I am also entering my 14th year of coaching football, 9 of which were at the high school varsity level.