Phone: 469.752.5655


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: -- University of South Florida, B.A. x 2 -- University of Texas at Dallas, Post-Baccalaureate Certification -- University of Florida, J.D. Relevant Certifications: -- English Language Arts & Reading 8-12 -- Gifted & Talented Supplemental -- ESL Supplemental

Gwen A. Baumann

I’m excited to join some of the best people in Plano at Hendrick Middle School! The 2021 – 2022 academic year will be my 21st in Plano. I began my teaching career working with Ms. Long at Wells Elementary. I also have taught at Renner Middle School, Guinn SPC, and Collin College. I am also a Texas Master Naturalist.

A native of Dallas and a Skyline High School graduate, I left home to pursue higher education and studied in Florida, Norway, and England before returning to Texas.  Along the way I became conversant in Spanish and Norwegian.

I have two children, both of whom are graduates of Plano Senior High. That makes me partial to the Plano Wildcats in addition to the Florida Gators and the Dallas Cowboys.



For students:

Students will receive invitations to join my Google Classroom for their course.  All students should access Google Classroom through their My Backpack app on their Webdesk. They should click on JOIN to gain access. 

For parents:

Parents are invited to receive updates via Guardian emails and are NOT invited to be a member of Google Classroom as a student.

*Note - Students have the ability in Google Classroom to mark as complete an assignment they have not, in fact, completed.  This is intended to allow them to mark off an assignment when they have physically turned in a paper to the teacher.  The fact that an assignment is marked complete doesn't mean it has, in fact, been turned in to the teacher.  Check with the teacher if you have a question about work completion.


Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1 (8:25-9:13):  Honors English

    Period 2 (9:17-10:06): Accel. Reading

    Period 3 (10:10-10:57): Honors English

    Period 4 (11:01-11:55): Honors English

    C Lunch (11:55 - 12:24)

    Period 5 (12:24-12:54): Advisory

    Period 6 (12:58-1:46):  English 8

    Period 7 (1:50-2:38):  Planning

    Period 8 (2:42-3:30):  English 8