MEET THE FIRST-GRADE TEACHERS

Anne Goemme

My name is Anne Goemmer.  I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2003, and received my Masters Degree in Elementary Education in 2007.  I have been teaching at Oakland since 2004. I taught first grade for 5 years before I began teaching first and second grade on a looping cycle, which means that I have the privilege of teaching the same students for 2 years.  

makayla golden

My name is Makayla Golden. I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Arkansas Tech University in May 2021. In the fall of 2020, I was a long-term substitute here at Oakland Heights and then began my internship here in the spring of 2021. After my internship, I finished out the year of 2021 as a long term substitute. During that time, I fell in love with this school and Oakland Heights has become my home. I am blessed to have the opportunity to love these kids and shape the minds of our future generations! 


Photo of Antonia Orellana

My name is Antonia Orellana. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1995. In 1996, I received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in Spanish (BCLAD) in the following areas from California State University, Sacramento: Early Child Ed, grades P-4, MIDCH/LANARTS/SS, grades 4-8, MIDCH/SC/MATH grades 4-8, ESL, grades P-8 and ESL, grades 7-12. I taught in Los Angeles for nine years. I moved to Russellville in 2005 and began teaching at Oakland Heights. Teaching is my passion! It is such an honor and privilege for me to be a part in the education of children. Every year that I teach is a new and beautiful experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Photo of Jennifer Staten

My name is Jennifer Staten. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2015 with my master’s degree in early childhood education. I have been teaching at Oakland since 2015, and it is a privilege to call Oakland my home. I want to help my students learn and reach their full potential!