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Welcome to 5th grade ELA and social studies! The 2022-2023 marks my third year teaching for the CMCSS school system. I have a Bachelors of Art in Government from the College of William and Mary, a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Austin Peay, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Austin Peay. I am a Clarksville native, and my husband grew up in a surrounding county. We are proud parents to two boys. I look forward to working with you this year on your child's education.
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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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