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Our Teachers

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”
—Japanese proverb

Pamalea Baker

Certified Administrator K-12; Certified Teacher; K-6 and 5-9 Math, English and Science

Pamalea Baker graduated from Ohio University majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. Pam has continued her education and in 2008 achieved National Board Certified Teacher status as well as earning her Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton. Ms Baker has 19 years teaching experience from elementary to high school. Pam has taught in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and internationally in Dubai, UAE. Ms Baker is a Highly Effective Teacher and comes highly recommended by her students, parents, and peers. Pam believes in every child having their own set of educational needs and she works to develop the whole child not just the academics. She has a way of connecting to students which allows her students to build self-esteem and develop confidence in their abilities as a student and a member of society.


Elizabeth Dorsey

Certified Teacher; Math

Elizabeth Dorsey graduated from Murray State University with a Masters in Teacher Leadership.  She moved to Florida in 2021 with her husband, had son Kohlten in January 2022, and began teaching at 3 Oaks Academy in September 2022.

Ms Elizabeth grew up in Kentucky where she graduated from West Kentucky Community & Technical College with my Associates Degree in Science in May 2009. After that, she continued her education at Murray State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Applied Mathematics in December 2013. Elizabeth started her teaching career in 2014 in Livingston County, Kentucky.

Elizabeth is passionate about learning, engagement, and success. Her goal is to help our students achieve success and preparing them for their future.


"STEM encourages students to think outside the box and realize that there are many multiple solutions to any problem. I encourage all students to go above and beyond what they feel they can achieve to face any challenge that comes before  them."

Laurie Thomas

Certified STEM Teacher

Laurie Thomas is returning to her passion of teaching students after retiring from 30 years of teaching. Over the course of her career she has taught students from kindergarten to eighth grade. The last eight years of teaching she has solely focused on STEM education in order to train young minds for the future of tomorrow.

Mrs. Thomas majored in Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University and went on to get her Master's degree from Walden University in Reading and Literacy. She is excited to begin working at 3 Oaks Academy.

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