Education & Achievements
Common Sense Media Certified Teacher
Kali Baird was born in New York City, and grew up in Sebastian, Florida. She earned her BS from Florida Institute of Technology and her MS from Mississippi State University. Kali spent 24 years as a classroom teacher of several subjects, spanning grades three through nine. Soon after starting at San Domenico, as the sixth grade science teacher in 2010, the role of Middle School Technology Facilitator was added to her job description. In this role, Kali worked with the Director of IT, the Middle School Director, and the Technology Team to design and launch San Domenico's 1:1 iPad technology integration program in 2011. In 2014, Kali transitioned out of the classroom and became the K-8 Technology Lead and the Director of High School Advising. In 2015, Kali stepped into the role of Director of Education Technology, K-12 and in 2016, added Associate Director of Teaching and Learning to her responsibilities.
She has had the opportunity to present Ed Tech at several, national Tech Conferences, such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), Computer Using Educators (CUE), Ed Tech Teacher (ETT), and our local, independent school conference, California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). Additionally, Kali was one of the founders of San Domenico's nationally recognized education technology conference, iTeach. Kali also designed Ed Tech professional development for our teachers and offered K-12 families education around best practices in parenting with technology. In support of Teaching and Learning, she designed and implemented professional development for our teachers around our academic programs, K-12.
Beginning in 2017, Kali co-chaired SD's first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee with Jason Clarke, and became the Director of DEI 2019. Kali served on the strategic planning committee for SD2021 and is actively engaged in the national Mastery Transcript Consortium as a co-site director for San Domenico. Kali is also a member of the 2020 WASC Accreditation Steering Committee.
“My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is the strong feeling of family with a clear goal to not only educate our children but to also encourage and support their growth as amazing people!”
- Heroes Award - abetterchance.org
- PoCC - (People of Color Conference)
Publications & Presentations
- iTeach at San Domenico - organizer and presenter
- CAIS - (California Association of Independent Schools) "iPads for Learning Enrichment"