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Deidre Swoope

The King and I is one of Ms. Swoope’s favorite movies. Loosely based on reality, the movie stars Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam and Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowns. As a teacher, Mrs. Leonowns traveled to Siam (modern – day Thailand) to instruct the children and wives of the king in English language and culture. In one highly memorable musical numbers, Deborah Kerr sang, “It’s a very ancient but...


Raymond Leftridge

Ray Leftridge thanks God daily for the opportunity to work at Oakwood Adventist Academy as the Computer Technology teacher for grades 5-High School. A graduate of Oakwood College (Oakwood University), he has taught in both private and public school for over fifteen years. With a background in communications, he has a passion to help students learn computer technology, develop digital literacy, and establish 21st-century skills needed for educational and...


Teresa Johnson

Teresa Johnson is a creative and passionate educator who believes that all children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating and appropriate for their unique talents and abilities. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, she knew from the age of nine that she wanted to be a teacher. Mrs. Johnson began her...


Judy Ross

Judy Ross was born in the U.S. Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.  She is a Second Grade teacher at Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville, Alabama.  She has been an elementary teacher for over 20 years.  She is a graduate of Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.  Judy is married to Michael Ross Sr. They have two adult sons. She is...