Hi Everyone,

My name is Michelle Oakes and I have been teaching first grade for 13 years. I student taught in first grade and absolutely love teaching 6 and 7 year olds. There is no other grade I'd rather teach.

I have always wanted to be a teacher and love to create new and exciting activities for my students. 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 Mrs. Oakes:

I love to read. My favorite books to read at school are Pete the Cat and song books. I also love to read magazines like People and In Touch.

I love to go shopping especially for shoes and purses.

I went to high school at Mt. Notre Dame just up the street from Reading Hilltop Elementary.

I have a wonderful husband who is a police detective, two little boys, Andrew, who turned 6 in February, and Landon who will turn 4 in November.

I was nominated for Disneys' Teacher of the Year and Who's Who Among American Teachers twice. I was also Channel 5's Teacher of the Week in 2013.

I love to spend time with my boys, go to the pool and blog.


Mrs. Oakes Favorites

My Favorite Restaurants:

Cheesecake Factory, Montgomery Inn and Eddie Merlots

My Favorite Stores:

Macy's, Target and Limited

My Favorite School Things:

Colorful buckets, Post-it Chart Paper, Colorful Pens

My Favorite Color:

Lime Green

My Favorite TV Shows:

The Real Housewives of anywhere!