The Story of Ms. Williams

By: Vic Burch and Jada Fowler Here at OM, we’ve gained some strong teachers this year. Among them is Ms. Williams, but not only is she new to Oakland Mills, this is also her first official year as a teacher! Ms. Williams graduated from Reservoir High School in 2016 alongside her current colleague and friend, Mr. Loyola, one of the new history teachers here. She … Continue reading The Story of Ms. Williams

Mrs. Dvornicky + Oakland Mills  = Strongest Together!

By: Amy Dominguez-Campos and Juel Collins Watching people achieve their goals when they didn’t have the encouragement to do so is such an alluring topic. We see it happen all the time with artists, singers, and athletes but what about teachers? Mrs. Dvornicky, an Oakland Mills High School math educator, always had the drive of being a teacher even though she didn’t receive much optimism … Continue reading Mrs. Dvornicky + Oakland Mills  = Strongest Together!

Meet The New Social Studies Teacher!

By Theresa Eru and Oba Aofolaju History, we are constantly making it, but here is someone who is teaching it.  Please give a warm welcome to one of the new social studies teachers, Ms. Hines! In her college days, Ms. Hines actually majored in education before veering off into healthcare. She ended up staying in healthcare for 20 years where she specialized in case management, … Continue reading Meet The New Social Studies Teacher!

The Jazziest Teacher at Oakland Mills: Ms. Rocco

By: Rebecca Fairbanks and Rory Lawson Tucked away towards the back of Oakland Mills, nestled into the hallway between the auxiliary gym and the girls locker room, is the dance room. Equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors, sturdy hardwood floors, and air-conditioning (unlike the gym), the dance room is now hOMe to Oakland Mills’ new dance teacher, Ms. Rocco. Ms. Rocco, a Hammond High School … Continue reading The Jazziest Teacher at Oakland Mills: Ms. Rocco

Meet Ms. Castrillon!

By: Benjamin West and Colson Warren There are some new strings tuning up in the music room. Ms. Castrillon, the former strings teacher at Oakland Mills Middle School is now at hOMe!  Ever since she was a child, Ms. Castrillon has had a love for music. Her mother often tells her the story of how when she was 3 years old, she started playing the … Continue reading Meet Ms. Castrillon!