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Mr. Derek Baker, Principal

Welcome to Sweet Home High School! All students can learn, will learn, and achieve the highest level of success, with parents as partners, teachers as leaders, and an engaged community. We are the place where leaders are developed through rigorous instruction, social emotional learning, and highly competitive sports programming.  


My leadership philosophy is aligned with my personal goals and values.  I’m a firm believer in “Family First.” I’m a father of five and you might see me enjoying a game or at activity night with D’Jai, Derek, Krissy, Brenton, and Michelle, or my wife Melodie.  Mother Theresa says, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” I look forward to creating great memories with my new Sweet Home High School family and creating change in the lives of all. We will take this step with one simple action, love.  


My educational philosophy is simple, yet encompasses the needs of our twenty-first century schools: Safety, Respect, and Responsibility.  At Sweet Home High School, our students will be nurtured by these four guiding leadership principles:


  • Be Prompt

  • Be Prepared

  • Be Productive

  • Be Professional


This is the Sweet Home Way!  We always strive for excellence, “One Step at a Time.”  O.W Holmes stated, “The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.”  


Derek J. Baker
High School Principal