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Mrs. Oakley

Mrs. Samantha Oakley completed her degrees at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA. 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 helped establish and co-directs the Woodgrove Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Mrs. Oakley performs on her primary instrument, violin, with the Friends and Family Chamber Orchestra in Northern Virginia.

Personal Interest: Outside of music, Mrs. Oakley enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, Johanna and Pepper-Ann. 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 in their community.