The O'Farrell Charter School

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Mr. Christiaan Baker » Coach Baker

Coach Baker

Hello, My Name is Chris Baker and I am the Boys Physical Education Teacher and High School Athletic Director for The O'Farrell Charter School.

SCHOOL: Graduated from San Marcos High School in 1998. Received my AA Degree from Palomar College in 2001. In 2004 I received my Bachelors Degree from Cal State University, Long Beach with a BA in Kinesiology and Physical Education. I then received my Teaching Credential in 2006 from National University. I have been teaching Physical Education for 8 years all over San Diego County.

COACHING: Coached high school athletics for 15 years coaching Aquatics.
JV Assistant Swim Coach 2 years
Head JV Swim Coach 2 years
Head Varsity Swim Coach 11 years
Head Varsity Water Polo Coach Boys 8 years
Head Varsity Water Polo Coach Girls 2 years

Community: Eagle Scout
High School: 4 year Varsity Letter in Swimming, 2 Year Varsity Letter in Wrestling
College: 2 years Swimming for Palomar College. 3 Time State Champion in Swimming for the 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, and 200 Medley Relay.
Coaching: Taken 24 Swimmers to CIF Championships in 2012. Girls finishing 4th overall at CIF for Division II.
Won D3 CIF Championship for water polo in 2014


Physical Education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. However, the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills is not enough.  The mission of Physical Education is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.

Physical Education is a sequential educational program.  It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and nonthreatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful.