Aaron Baker (he/him) has been teaching Social Studies in Oklahoma public schools for the last ten years. Subject areas that Aaron has taught include World Geography, U.S. History, World History, Oklahoma History, International Studies, Government, and African American History. Aaron was first introduced to Generation Citizen during the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout in 2018. Since then, Aaron has had the privilege of accompanying student representatives as they present at six Civics Day events. In three years of partnering with Generation Citizen, he has witnessed students excel in project-based civics both at the middle school (8th Grade) and the high school (12th Grade) level.
Aaron has been recognized for his classroom teaching, public education advocacy, and “on the ground” activism. Aaron was named Teacher of the Year at his middle school in 2017. He walked 110 miles as part of the March for Education from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in 2018. He won the “Teacher Changemaker Award” at Civics Day in 2018. He was a recipient of the “Award for Teaching Excellence” from the NEA Foundation and was a 2019 fellow in the NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship.
He is a husband, father of three, musician, Mennonite, and blogger. Aaron loves to camp, hike, bike to school, and look for any reason to be outside. When he is inside, Aaron likes to cook while listening to vinyl records. When he is at school and not teaching, Aaron can be found advising the thriving Gender and Sexuality Alliance and working with students to advocate for the 2SLGBTQ+ community at school and across Oklahoma.