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Welcome returning and new Owls!!! I am overjoyed to be a part of your Oakland Owls team. This will be my first year with CMCSS and I will be teaching 5th grade Reading Language Arts and Social Studies. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and I am currently working towards my Master's in Education with a Specialty in Reading. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy (Seabee unit NMCB-7). I have lived in 9 States across the U.S. and Tennessee is definitely one of my favorite. I have two wonderful children; one in middle school and one in high school. I hope to bring my previous life experience to the classroom and look forward to working with parents and students as we have a wonderful year!! Please contact me with questions or concerns. "Children are the Priority, Change is the Reality, Collaboration is the Strategy" -Judith Billings
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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.