Baker is an electrical engineer, former university assistant professor, and entrepreneur.  He has a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications and chapters in engineering texts and is the holder of two US patents.

Coming out of retirement in 1999, he founded The Roger Bacon Academy which manages four  public charter schools in North Carolina in the Classical Charter Schools of America (CCS-America) network that have a combined diverse enrollment of over 2,500 students.  These schools are:

  • CCS-Leland: 1050 students in K-8, 12 miles west of Leland,  est. in 2000;
  • CCS-Whiteville, 900 students in K-8, 7 miles north of Whiteville, est. in 2007;
  • CCS-Wilmington, 145 students in K-5, downtown Wilmington, est. in 2013;
  • CCS-Southport, 620 students in K-5, 8 miles west of Southport,  est. in 2014.

The views expressed on this site are strictly his personal opinions and do not necessarily represent those of the schools or of the Academy or of any of the other entities with which he may be or has been associated.

Charter Day School, Inc. 501C3, as Secretary
The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc., Private Corporation, Board Member/Owner
The John Locke Foundation, 501C3, former Board Member
North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board, Former Member
North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, Inc.  501C3, former Board Member and Chair

He is married with four children and six grandchildren.

His hobbies include archery, poetry, and (formerly) thousands of miles of blue-water sailing in his Island Packet-38 and ham radio.

His CV is here:

Baker Mitchell CV

3 Responses to About

  1. G’mornin Mr. Mitchell,
    I hope I have found the Mr. Baker Mitchell who wrote the on-line piece “LAST CHARGE” about William Hezekiah Mitchell 1839-1920 from Maury County, Tennessee.

    By way of quick and brief introduction, my name is Peter Bertram and I research and write about Confederate medals, badges, ribbons, etc. I currently have two books on the subject in print and two more “in progress” (please see my website).

    If you are indeed the Mr. Mitchell I seek I would like to very briefly correspond with you in the form of a couple questions and exchange of information.

    If I have reached the incorrect Mr. Mitchell, please accept my apologies for this intrusion on your time.

    Peter Bertram

  2. Nicole J. says:


    I enjoyed reading your comments about Mr. Siegfried Englemann. I called him in July to tell him about the 3 boys “he” taught to read (my sons!). I also recently read his book Teaching Needy Kids in Our Backward System and have recommended it to several others.

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