• Welcome to 8th Grade Science!

    For over 20 years I had owned and operated my beloved family based Chiropractic and Wellness clinic.  At the conclusion of 2017, I retired from my practice and found myself in a teaching position here at Mount Mourne IB.  It has been such a great new experience being part of such a strong academic and professional team. It has allowed me to honor of my oath to serve and guide, support and care.  I am one of the many lateral entry teachers in NC that pair “real world” experience with our education system. I bring a fresh perspective to the students and school by integrating my professional, academic and clinical experiences into the curriculum.    

    I have a BSc in Biology, BSc in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic.  I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I have experience teaching at the community college level and I had facilitated during my years at postgraduate school.

    I have lived in Mooresville for 5 years and before that, we lived in Pittsburgh, PA, and yes I do bleed black and gold during football season, I think it’s the law once you live there for over 10 years.

    I am the very proud and very active mother of 3 amazing boys!  Sam (LNHS), Alex (graduate of MMIB), and Ryan (Coddle Creek). Outside of school we love to mountain bike, kayak, hike, travel, and enjoy life!  

    Dr. Joanna Baker



    “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right”

    Henry Ford