Hi! I'm Ms. Oertel and I absolutely love teaching 3rd grade! This will be my sixth year at Cale. Prior to Cale, I taught 3rd grade in Charlottesville and before that, 4th grade in California.
I love to travel and share stories about my experiences with my students. I've visited far away places like Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. I love to teach my students about different cultures and help them to develop their awareness and compassion for the world around them.
This year, I look forward to co-teaching with my colleague and dear friend, Mrs. Tidmore. I will be teaching Literacy, while she'll focus on Math, Social Studies, and Science. Together we plan to create an exciting year of learning!