Meet the Teacher

Welcome to our Nest!!

Mrs. Dotson's First Grade Class
Outstanding Wonderful Learners
aka the "SMARTIES"
I feel very fortunate to teach at Oakley School considering I attended Oakley as a child!! I have taught first grade for 17 years, one year of second and one year of Kindergarten at Oakley Elementary! I am beginning my 19th year here and I have been in the BuncombeCounty system for 24 years. I have a wonderful assistant, Mrs. Courtney Satterfield and together, along with our Smarties we are a great team!
I received Teacher of the Year in 2003, my National Board Certification in 2004 and was National Risk Watch Teacher of the Year in 2006. 
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Brian and we have three wonderful kiddos; Jessica, a college sophomore; Josh a sophomore in high school and Jenna a sixth grader in middle school. In my spare time I spend a lot of time at the baseball field watching Josh play, at the barn with Jessica and her horse Oliver and the pool with


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