David Baker, Chair

Director of Admission & Financial Aid


David began his career at St. Mark’s in 1984 as coach of the debate team. He coached debating and taught public speaking for the 16 years prior to his appointment as the Director of Admission and Financial Aid—a position he has held for the past 17 years. In addition to serving on the Faculty of the Admission Training Institute, David also serves as a member of the Admission Leadership Council. He is a past-president of the Independent Schools Admission Association of Dallas. David serves on the board of trustees of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, and is a past board member of Grace Academy of Dallas and the Vogel Alcove. David founded the National Debate Coaches Association and co-founded the International Public Policy Forum and the Old Parkland Debates. David holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University..