My name is Dawn Norat. I am one of the Fourth and Fifth grade Science teachers. I want to share a little about myself. I have three children and two furbabies. I am a Native East Coast Floridian! I have taught third graders for 12 years and several other grades for a total of 20 something years. I love to learn and have had this passion since I was in 5th Grade with my teacher, Mrs. Swanto. She showed me that learning can be fun and adventurous! Mrs. Swanto helped me see that learning is creative and exciting! I have had the privilege of teaching for many years and even teaching with two of my former third graders. Wow do I feel old! Each year I am entrusted with a group of students that become another part of my family. Learning is a passion that I know can be fostered in each child with the help of the family and the teaching support around them. Oakland Avenue Charter School is an awesome family and I feel incredibly honored to be a part of the town of Oakland!