Marathons Change Lives, Just Like Teachers Do.

“Running ignites a fire in us all. It reveals our deepest convictions and best selves. We believe teachers do the same everyday in and out of the classroom.“ Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) 

To celebrate the meaningful impact educators have, TCS awarded 50 teachers from around the country to toe the line at this year’s New York City Marathon on November 6, 2022. One of this year’s educators chosen is one of our 4th grade teachers, Jackie Baker. Ms. Baker is also a Girls On The Run  international brand ambassador as well as our school’s head coach. She is also represented by brands; Hylands Homeopathic, RNNR apparel, and Michelob Ultra. Most recently, she partnered up with the Boston Athletic Association and Dave McGilvary; the race director of the Boston Marathon, to help create the curriculum for the Dream Big Marathon program. A K-12 co-ed social/emotional running program that motivates students to read 26 books, run 26 miles, and complete 26 acts of kindness in the community.  Ms. Baker knows the direct impact that her goal setting has on her past and present students and athletes. She is determined to run the six Abbot World Marathon Majors in the coming years. Upon completing New York this year, she will have three remaining. 

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my 20th year teaching elementary school than combining my love and passion for running while educating young minds. I’m honored to be representing TCS and the Crestview community on November 6th in my hometown of New York City.”