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Opening Oakland Elementary in the fall of 2015 was an opportunity that I am very grateful for. It continues to be my pleasure to work with the Oakland community, parents, students, and employees. My priorities include providing a safe environment where students can grow both socially and academically and maintaining a high quality faculty and staff to serve our community's children. At Oakland, we want to partner with parents to inspire and motivate our children to embrace their education and make it a priority so they will grow both academically and socially to become happy and productive future adult citizens. I have been married for twenty-six years and have two children of my own as well as one grandson. Knowing how important my family is to me, I consider serving each of the Oakland families an important responsibility and honor.
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Oakland uses a positive behavior matrix that promotes student awareness in expected behaviors.  This matrix can be seen in every room, throughout the building, is described in our school handbook located in the front of each student's provided OWL planner, and builds off our character trait acronym (WISDOM) banners handing from our foyer ceiling.  Each desired trait is broken down to identify school related desired behaviors to create student understanding and awareness of expectations.  These indicators are also linked to Class Dojo, which is used not only by teachers but throughout the entire building by special area teachers, special service providers, support staff, and administrators to provide consistency for our students and with parent communication.  The six overarching categories/character traits that student friendly indicators are broken down for on the visual matrix that students are taught about and expected to strive for are:

  • Work Ethic
  • Integrity
  • Self-discipline
  • Determination
  • Optimism
  • Motivation

Follow the link below to view the full "Dojo and Matrix Cheat Sheet".  This is designed to show the connection between the values on the matrix and the skills that are on Class Dojo.