Meet Our Principal

“We make two promises to our families when they enroll at Baker. Our first promise is that we are going to provide a safe and nurturing environment that fosters learning. The second promise is that we are going to prepare your student to graduate from college. Upholding these two promises are the pillars of everything we do at Baker.”    
- Principal Gay, Baker College Prep

Mr. Gay - Founding Principal of Baker College Prep

Mr. Gay decided to pursue a career in education after teaching GED classes to adults in the North Philadelphia community as he studied at Temple University.  After graduating, Mr. Gay taught AP U.S. History at Montclair High School in New Jersey. While at Montclair, he contributed outside of the classroom by being a sponsor of the National Honors Society as well as the Civics and Government Institute. After leaving Montclair, he went to work in program support roles for Citizen Schools and Teach for America. 

Mr. Gay joined the Noble Network in 2009 as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for UIC College Prep. While at UIC College Prep, he helped create the football program and the annual Spring Break college tour.  After three years at UIC, he was selected to start up his own Noble campus in the South Chicago neighborhood. 

As a first generation college graduate, Mr. Gay is committed to supporting his students to and through college.  He has built a strong team of educators from across the country who are dedicated to making sure every student is growing to become a successful scholar and civic-minded leader.  Mr. Gay is also leads an advisory of male students in Baker College Prep's Class of 2018.