Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Samantha Oakley
Mrs. Samantha Oakley completed her bachelor's degrees at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Music (Concentration in education and violin) and Psychology (Concentration in cognitive development) in 2011. After attending Shenandoah, she started her teaching career in Fairfax County Public Schools working with beginner through intermediate elementary orchestra students. Throughout her tenure in FCPS she managed to establish critical ensemble programs that aided in the advancement and the morale of young string players in the Centreville community.
Mrs. Oakley transitioned her career path in 2015 to working with high school orchestra and guitar ensembles and is currently teaching at Woodgrove High School. She is passionate about teaching music and advocating for music education in Northern Virginia. Her current music advocacy endeavor is advising the Woodgrove High School Tri-M chapter where she encourages and coordinates student musicians to travel into the Woodgrove community and promote all facets of WHS's music program. Mrs. Oakley works closely with the Woodgrove Wind Ensemble director, William Strickler, together they have established the Woodgrove Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Mrs. Oakley performs on her primary instrument, violin, with the Friends and Family Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir in Springfield, VA.
Mrs. Oakley is a member of these professional organizations:
American String Teacher's Association (ASTA)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Personal Interest: Outside of music, Mrs. Oakley enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. The Oakley's are avid college football fans cheering on their alma mater, the Shenandoah Hornets, and a great game. The Oakley's enjoy being outdoors camping, swimming, and spending time with friends and extended family.
- Please visit the Woodgrove Strings Website for more information.
- For more information about Woodgrove Tri-M music honor society, please visit its page.