Welcome to Oakland Avenue Charter School! Whether you’ve been a part of our family in the past, or you are new to it, I am happy you’re here! My name is Michele Murphy. I am pleased to introduce myself as your child’s teacher this school year. This will be my sixth year teaching at Oakland Avenue Charter School and I love it!
A little about myself…I am married and have two children. My son is 12 years old and is a graduate of Oakland Avenue Charter School. He is now moving on to 7th grade in middle school. Oakland has been a part of our family since he was in Kindergarten! My daughter just turned 10 and will be a fifth grader here at OACS. My family and I recently moved to Winter Garden. We are happy to be closer to school.
Before raising my children, I taught Kindergarten for 6 years in Orange County. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 6th grade. I have since earned an ESOL and ESE endorsement. I have taught other grade levels, but teaching Kindergarten has become my true love and passion. Kindergarten is a time of enormous growth academically, physically and emotionally – it is remarkable! I marvel in the joys and wonderment of childhood while I thrive to inspire and develop each child’s thirst for knowledge.