Oak Grove Academy’s staff members are exceptional people and professionals who love to teach children.
Our staff members inspire children to love learning, ensure they feel safe and nurtured, and maintain open communications with parents so you always know the details of your child’s educational development.
Oak Grove Academy teachers hail from all over the globe (the Americas, Asia, Africa and Western Europe), and more than half of our staff have Master’s or Bachelor’s Degrees.
Every staff member is CPR and First Aid Certified, and earn twenty units of continuing education credit in Early Childhood Development every year, which is twice the state requirement of 10.
The average tenure of our lead teachers is about seven years and some teachers have been with us for more than 20 years.
The Oak Grove Academy Advisory Board
A diverse and balanced group of educational and organizational experts, our Advisory Board is at the vanguard of Early Childhood Education. The Oak Grove Academy board is comprised of the following professionals:
YK~ Curriculum Coordinator
Thirty-five years of experience in Early Childhood and middle school Education and curriculum design
Master’s Degree, Multi-Methods of Education – Marygrove College
Master’s Degree, Elementary Education – Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education – Eastern Michigan University
LGB~ Administrative Director and Curriculum Development
Twelve years of educational administrative experience as both a high school principal and vice-principal, and currently immersed in her passion for speech language therapy
Master’s Degree, Communication Disorders – Utah State University
Bachelor’s Degree, Communication Disorders – Utah State University
Bachelor’s Degree, Educational Leadership and Administration – Plymouth State University
LL~ Teacher Advisor /Instructor and Curriculum Development
Twenty two years of educational experience and three time nominee, Teacher of the Year
Master’s Degree, Education Management – Kennesaw State University
Master’s Degree, Curriculum Design and Instruction – Lincoln Memorial University
Bachelor’s Degree, Special Education – Furman University
RL~ Director of Education
Twelve years of educational experience
Bachelor’s Degree, History – Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor’s Degree, Spanish – Eastern Michigan University
SJ~ Early Childhood Psychology Contributor
Forty years of experience as a child psychologist with an academic and practice concentration in Preschool, autism, the hearing impaired and gifted
Master’s Degree, Psychology – Alfred University
Bachelor’s Degree, Education Specialist in School Psychology – Alfred University
Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology – Alfred University
DL~ Chief Financial Officer
Thirteen years of higher educational experience
Master’s Degree, International Relations – La Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
Bachelor’s Degree, Economics – The University of Georgia
Bachelor’s Degree, English Literature – The University of Georgia
CL~ Director of Planning
Fifteen years of higher education facility management
Bachelor’s Degree, Communications (Summa Cum Laude) – Oglethorpe University