Principal's Message

  • Hello Oasis Community!


    As I turn into our parking lot each day, I am often struck by the thought of how lucky and honored I am to serve as your principal. I am Peoria through and through as I began my teaching career 18 years ago in this wonderful district. In these years, I have had the opportunity to teach 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, PE, and high school English and have been mentored by the legendary Kelllis Award winning principals, Paul Bower and David Svorinic. Along with working in this district, I also proudly drop off my two children at a neighboring elementary school. Simply stated, I wouldn’t be anywhere else doing anything else. I have the best job and I could not be more proud of the work we get to do every day with your children.


    Oasis has always been a place of academic excellence where we have high expectations for how our students conduct themselves as well. This year, we have implemented our P.R.I.D.E. initiative: P for Positive, R for Respect, I for Integrity, D for Determination, and E for Excellence. If you haven't already heard about it from your child or seen it across campus, please don't hesitate to ask me or any staff member about this as it has started to become a fiber that is woven into everything we do here.


    I know I can speak for our staff when I sincerely thank you for choosing Oasis as 41% of our students are on a variance. We realize there are other choices out there that you have as parents, and we are thrilled to know you chose us! If there is anything I can do for you or your child, please don't hesitate to ask.


    Most sincerely,


    Melissa Duguid

    Oasis Principal




  • Melissa Duguid