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Hello Oakland family! I am excited for another great year. I am an Austin Peay State University graduate where I received my B.S. in Health and Human Performance/ Education, and my M.S. in Performance Enhancement and Coaching. This is my fifth year as a physical education teacher within CMCSS, and I am blessed to call Oakland my home. My hobbies include fishing, playing disc golf, playing basketball, exercising, and being outdoors. My goal is to introduce every student to at least ONE activity that they enjoy to help them stay physically active throughout their lifetime. My belief is that EVERY student is capable of being successful in class despite the array of unique differences. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns, so that I am able to readily meet the needs of your student.

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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.

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