Admin Team

Admin Team

Pictured Right: Principal, Monica O'Dea
Education:  Winthrop College, The Citadel

Certification:  Elementary Education, Elementary Supervision and Administration and Reading K – 12

 

Oakbrook Elementary School is very dear to my heart.  In 1987, I was part of the team of teachers that opened the school.  During that time, we worked together and won Palmetto's Finest and the National Blue Ribbon Awards.  We set the standard of excellence that Oakbrook Elementary maintains still to this day.

 

Curriculum and instruction are very important to me.  The educators in my building are in constant dialogue about:  What is it we want the learner to know?  How do we know if they know it?  What do we do for those who know it?  What do we do for those who do not know it?  My experiences teaching grades first through sixth grade as well as some specialized reading programs allows me to be an integral part of the discussions and dialogues with the teachers.  Student learning is my primary goal every day.

 

I always tell the children and parents that I have the best job in the world.  Who could ask for anything better than getting to go to work and watch children grow to become successful young adults?  I thank you always for sharing your children with me.

 

 

Pictured Left: Assitant Principal, Kim Boutin

Education:  College of Charleston, The Citadel

Certification:  Elementary Education, Educational Administration

 

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from College of Charleston.  I continued to pursue my career in Education by obtaining my Master’s Degree in Administration from the Citadel.  I taught sixth grade Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  I have also taught fourth grade. 

I look forward to a wonderful year working with all of the families and students at Oakbrook Elementary School.  It is a pleasure to watch our students grow and move forward academically.  Our students are the future and it is looking very bright at Oakbrook Elementary!