Category OS Connection

The best of Oakland Schools’ educators recognized

On April 30, 66 teachers were honored by Oakland Schools and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation (OSEF) for being nominated as an Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Annually, the Oakland Schools Education Foundation encourages Oakland County school districts to nominate educators for Teacher of the Year. The nominees are then screened by a […]

Oakland Schools’ Bob Moore named as Business Official of the Year

Moore first business person in Michigan to receive two back-to-back awards from MSBO Robert Moore, deputy superintendent of Finance & Operations for Oakland Schools, has recently been honored with the 2018 School Business Official of the Year Award from the 3,000-member Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), a nonprofit corporation which works to serve many interests […]

Cabinet Corner: Early Childhood

Much of the work done at Oakland Schools centers around children who are actually of school age – those in kindergarten through high school. But there’s a huge part of Oakland County’s population that are too young to be in school, yet, could really benefit from some extra resources. That’s where Oakland Schools Early Childhood […]

Committee Spotlight: Sustainability

Debby Dunn, member of Oakland Schools Sustainability Committee, answers questions about the group’s upcoming plans for 2018.  What is the purpose of the Sustainability Committee? To research and implement best practices in reducing, reusing and recycling materials and resources to increase cost savings, operate more efficiently and demonstrate genuine social responsibility as conservators of our […]

Student Profile: Matt Stachowiak, ACE graduate

In early 2013, then Walled Lake Central junior Matt Stachowiak took a gamble that paid off dividends. He decided to enroll in the newly launched Oakland County Accelerated College Experience program, better known now as ACE. According to Jim Troost, ACE program director, the program was started to help students in Oakland County high schools […]

Employee Focus: Frank Costanzo, Culinary Arts educator, OSTC-SE

“Ever since I was little I had a passion for cooking. My grandma and I would always cook together. I have a deep joy for making people happy through food,” explained Kortinie Rollins, a 12th-grader and Culinary Arts student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus-Southeast in Royal Oak. Rollins plans to go to Schoolcraft to get […]

Cabinet Corner: Shared Services

Shared Services is pretty much the epitome of what it means to work for Oakland Schools. The whole purpose of the division is to provide assistance to school districts in Oakland County who may need help establishing internal controls, efficiencies or simply running the day-to-day operations of a business office. “Local districts right now are […]