Christine Hailer Baker

The Founder and President of the Baker Group is named to the Secondary School Admission Test Board

Since founding the Baker Group in 1999, Chris has led schools through the country’s most economically challenging times, supporting their need to become more data-driven and research-based, and helping them develop school-specific marketing strategies that reflect coordinated schoolwide efforts. The 2011 SSATB Bretnall Award winner, Chris has been at the forefront of elevating the admission profession and advancing enrollment management practices in all types of independent schools. In 2012, Chris edited The Enrollment Management Handbook, an NAIS-published guide for trustees, heads of school, and admission officers. Having devoted 30 years of her career to education, Chris’ school and college experiences include serving as director of admission at Milton Academy (MA) for seven years and working for 10 years in the college admission offices at Boston College and Babson College.