Welcome to 5th Grade ELA & Social Studies



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Mrs. Michelle Dougherty

My name is Michelle Dougherty and I am thrilled to be teaching at Buck Lake Elementary!!! I am married and we have one son, Jordan, who is currently a senior at Lincoln High School. Though my family and I are not native to Florida, we have come to love it! We are avid fans of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, and the Philadelphia Eagles football team. I am excited to have you in my class. I am looking forward to a fun-filled year!

I believe in every one of my students and love watching them grow as the year progresses. Teaching young minds is a task that cannot be taken lightly. It is full of challenges, frustrations, and responsibilities. However, it is a task that is also full of excitement, wonder, and joy. I strongly believe that all children are capable of learning if they have the proper motivation and direction from their teachers. It is my duty to see that all my students are motivated; this is only fair to the students. They deserve my time and full attention in regards to their education.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions. Thank you!!!



    1. Be Kind

    2. Listen When Your Teacher Is Talking 

    3. Raise Your Hand To Speak To The Class.