About Mrs. Oakes

I'm Michelle Oakes, mommy, teacher and lover of everything crafty. I have been teaching for 14 years, all in first grade. My first grade teacher was my favorite teacher of all, and the reason I wanted to teach. I want my students to love school the way I loved school. I started my teaching career after graduating from Miami University, Ohio with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education grades 1-8. I continued my education at Xavier University where I received a Masters degree in Reading.

Below are some more fun facts about me:

1. I love to shop! Target, TJ Maxx and Alter'd State are just a few of the places you'll find me.

2. I love to teach reading. It's my favorite subject. My favorite books are Pete the Cat, Mrs. Wishy Washy and You are Special

3. I went to high school at Mt. Notre Dame. Just minutes away from Hilltop.

4. I've been nominated for Disney's teacher of the Year and Who's Who Among American Teachers.

5. I love to spend time with my boys.

6. My favorite place to go on a road trip is Nashville! 

7. I love to visit the beach and Disney.

8. I love to blog and share with other teachers.

9. My favorite color is green.

10. I love all that is Shabby Chic.

11. My favorite restaurant is Eddie Merlots.

12. My favorite sports are football and baseball.

13. I love to go to the gym and run.

14. I have English Bulldog named Gus.

15. I love to plan parties!

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