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Sac Roth

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon
— Charles M. Schulz

Portland Metro


Originally from Ventura, California, Sac received his bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. In 2007, after working in radio for a few years, he began substitute teaching throughout San Francisco in classrooms across the gradespan. Since earning his teaching license in math in 2011, Sac has taught in both middle and high schools in San Francisco, Salem and Portland, where he strives to empower students through their academic study. Outside of the classroom, Sac can be found in the record store, library or airport.

Lael Bingham

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Portland Metro


Mrs. Bingham went to school at Oregon State University to become a secondary math teacher. In 2007, she graduated with a Masters Degree in Mathematics Education, and she has been happily teaching math to high school and middle school students since that year. Currently, she teaches Geometry for the Web Academy and Early College.

Ashley Chandler

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
— William Butler Yeats

Willamette Valley



Ashley Chandler has always loved teaching and helping others take charge of their learning, so she knew what path she wanted to take for college. She graduated high school in Springfield, Oregon, and obtained her bachelor of arts in Spanish at the University of Oregon. She continued her education at Warner Pacific College, studying Music Education and then went to George Fox University to get her Master of Arts in Teaching, with endorsements in Math, Science, Spanish and Music. She has now been teaching for almost seven years and is excited to continue learning and building relationships with students.

Katie Kaaen

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
— Plutarch

Eastern Oregon


Katie Kaaen loves working with the students and families of Baker Web Academy to help create and individualize their learning experience. Prior to joining the Baker Web Academy, she taught in a 5/6 grade blended classroom, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. Katie has a Masters in Elementary Education from Eastern Oregon University and a Bachelors from Western Oregon University. She is a life-long learner and continues to study education with both of these Universities. She believes the love of learning is am important quality to possess. Outside of education she loves skiing, hiking, paddle-boarding, and spending time with family.

Eric Layton

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela

Eastern Oregon


A native Oregonian, Eric has a degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University.  He earned his Master's in Education at Portland State University.  He comes to BWA having taught biological and physical sciences in the classroom for 7 years.  He also brings experience as a science education intern with Idaho National Laboratory, and post-graduate microbiology research at Pacific University.  He has worked at BWA as a coach of math and physical science.  Students looking for extracurricular learning opportunities should contact him regarding the Oregon Envirothon Student Competition.    

John Martin

With self-discipline, most anything is possible. Great achievement and success are largely the consequence of self-discipline.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Willamette Valley


John Martin, the Principal at Baker Web Academy, says his passion for online schools started back in 2009, and he earned his Master's in Teaching from George Fox a few years later. His passion to increase student's self-efficacy became the perfect fit of online Math coach with BWA in 2012. He then moved his family in 2015 from the town of Milwaukie to the Eugene area in an effort to keep up with Baker Web Academy's growth. He accepted the Dean of Students position while finishing his initial administrative license at Portland State University. The best part of his job is putting his heart into building relationships with all of Baker Charters' students, parents, and staff!

Carissa Shaw

There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. One requires the other.
— Paulo Freire

Willamette Valley


Carissa Shaw has taught language arts, social studies, math, and science, and enjoys learning other languages (currently dabbling in Spanish, Swahili, and Arabic) and visiting warmer locales, as well as hiking with her pups, and attempting to convince her parrot to say absolutely anything on command.  

Heidi Stocks

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela

Eastern Oregon


Heidi Stocks teaches math at Baker Web Academy and has served as the Math Department Chair in her previous work with Baker High School.  Heidi has her Bachelor's Degree from Utah Valley University in Mathematics Education and later received her Master's Degree from UNLV in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Technology Integration.  Heidi loves math and loves the amazing power of technology in today's world.

Beyond school, Heidi lives on a ranch in the Baker Valley--the same ranch that she grew up on as a child.  There, they raise cattle, sheep, a chocolate lab, and three adorable children.  Heidi loves her husband and kids dearly.  She also loves spending time playing softball, hiking, skiing, camping, and raking hay in the summer.  

Emily Williams

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
— Michael Jordan

Willamette Valley


Emily Williams, born and raised in Oregon, studied Science & Math Education at Oregon State University. She came to Baker Web Academy after 13 years of serving students in traditional high school and middle school classrooms. Over the years, Emily has realized that she most enjoys building relationships and supporting her students as individuals. For this reason, BWA is a great fit for Emily and she truly values the relationships she builds with our families. She looks forward to supporting your educational endeavors as an Advisor Teacher or Math Teacher. Please feel free to call or message her anytime!


Patrick Williams

Do or do not, there is no try.
— Yoda

Willamette Valley

Salem Dean of Students/Faculty

Patrick has been a high school math and science teacher for over 20 years.  He currently teaches Biology and is also leading Baker Web Academy's Response-to-Intervention team for Math.  The goal of the Math RTI team is to identify students that are struggling in math and provide the tools and support necessary to get up to pace with their peers.