Marcel Baker will be the new principal of Natomas High School. He is currently the principal of Natomas Middle School. Baker’s educational journey started 12 years ago when he worked with the Las Vegas Chapter of 100 Black Men to begin a charter school. “I fell in love with education through that process and had an epiphany that was my true calling,” reflects Baker. At the time, he had been working in commercial banking for 16 years. Baker made the switch and started his teaching career at a school in East Oakland. He later worked as an assistant principal and high school principal in Pleasanton Unified School District before joining the NUSD family four years ago as principal of Natomas Middle. “I am so proud of how far we’ve come with the IB Middle Years program and our increased presence in what we are doing for kids through restorative justice.” Sharing that he is really going to miss his NMS families, students, and the staff, he is looking forward to reconnecting with some of his students who are now students at Natomas High School. His plans as the new school leader are to continue moving forward with students completing A-G courses and having college and career opportunities after high school.