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Nikki Baker

Healthy Schools Now Organizer

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About Nikki

Nikki Baker joined the New Jersey Work Environment Council as the Healthy Schools Now Organizer in April 2022 after more than 20 years in education with the Paterson Public Schools District. She last worked at Dale Avenue Academy as a Special Education Instructional Assistant in the K-2 Autism Program. Nikki was an active member of her union and served on the Paterson Education Association (PEA) Executive Board as Education Support Professionals (ESP) Co-Chair and Passaic County Education Association (PCEA) Executive Board- ESP Chairperson and Delegate Assembly where she organized members against privatization and encouraged member engagement.

Most recently, Nikki sat on Paterson EA Professional Rights and Responsibilities and NJEA ESP Committees, Members of Color Network (MOC,) the Racial Equity Affirmation & Literacy (R.E.A.L.) Member Advisory Council, and was a PCEA Equity Seekers Co-founder. She was also a Passaic County Co-Captain for New Jersey’s Education Support Professionals Action Network (ESPAN).

Nikki is an outspoken advocate for safe working and learning conditions in her former school district. Prior to her position at WEC, Nikki previously worked with WEC on a number of workshops for members on economic justice and received the WEC 2021 Adrienne Rosner-Markowitz Rising Star award.