The following testimonial was shared by Indian Valley Local Schools in selecting Heidi Baker as a 2016 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Heidi Baker teaches Kindergarten. Her students come in at so many different levels, especially in reading. Last year, she was able to get 80 percent of her students to meet their projected reading growth in the NWEA MAP assessment. This year, Mrs. Baker worked even harder and was able to get every student in her class to make the projected growth for the year. She was able to reach 100 percent with her student's reading levels, and I believe 100 percent that she deserves to be recognized for her accomplishments as a teacher.