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I would like to serve as your district 7 school board member. Having taught thousands of students, I know the classroom struggle from the teacher’s perspective. As a parent, I’ve navigated these last couple of trying school years right alongside you. I care deeply about public education, from spending our tax dollars on the right things (like attracting the best teachers) to focusing on career preparation across all districts. Now I’d like to draw on that experience to serve as your school board member.
I’d like to invite you to learn a little more about what I’ll bring to the Knox County School board by seeing who has endorsed me so far, by watching to the interviews I’ve been featured in, and by reading more about my positions and values in my blog.
Dominique Oakley is a mother and wife, a teacher, and a small business owner. Born at UT Hospital into 4 generations of both educators and small business owners, she has proudly followed in her family’s footsteps. She began teaching in the Atlanta area, serving as an English and Social Studies classroom teacher before becoming a Special Needs middle school teacher. After having twins, Dominique built a successful business that she relocated to her hometown of Knoxville so her boys could have the same opportunities that helped her succeed. She eventually returned to her passion, special needs education, working with both public and private school students from all over Knox County while also helping develop small business opportunities for Knoxville artists and makers. She served on the Knoxville Business Advisory Council from 2015-2017, allowing her to work closely with many organizations and local non-profits. Dominique is a Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, proud graduate of Maryville College, and the 2013 Recipient of the AFLAC Small Business Innovator of the Year Award. She brings decades of both education and business experience to the service of the District 7 community.