Grae Baker is Head of School at Austin Montessori School and has held this position since 2014. He holds an A.M.I. Elementary Diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute, a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Loyola College, and has completed the AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies. Grae began his work in Montessori as a primary classroom assistant. He later served as a guide in upper elementary, 6-12 elementary, and as the founding lead teacher of the adolescent program at Omni Montessori School in Charlotte, NC where he went on to serve as Head of School. Grae is the parent of a four-year-old daughter who has attended Austin Montessori School since the parent-infant community.