Oakdale Teacher Assistance Program

The goal of the Oakdale Teacher Assistance Program is to provide support services that address issues detrimental to our emotional and mental health. Often overlooked when considering the skill set of a teacher is the ability to nurture and meet the emotional needs of students. This is a constant task that will drain the teacher’s own emotional tank.

If we are to ask our staff to provide this support to students, we must find a way to provide that same support to our teachers. In pursuit of this goal, we can create a list of qualified service providers and negotiate initial contracts in an attempt to reduce teacher out of pocket expenses. Creating these professional relationships will also remove a potential barrier to staff seeking support on their own.

The Oakdale Board of Education is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, alienage, handicap, or veteran status. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff, events, students, the public, employment, admissions, financial aid, educational programs and services, facilities access, and individuals, companies, and firms with whom the board does business. Racial discrimination shall include racial slurs or other demeaning remarks concerning another person's race, ancestry, or country of origin and directed toward an employee, a student or a visitor.

"The Oakdale Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, or gender."