Ms. Darnell, IB MYP Coordinator/ELA Coach

Molly Darnell

IB MYP Coordinator/English Langauge Arts Coach




B.S. in Education 
Central Michigan University

M.A. in Educational Administration 
Michigan State University

Oakland Leadership Academy for Aspiring Principals

International Baccalaureate Academy (IB Academy)

August 1998

Before beginning my career with Oxford, I spent my student teaching practice in Perth, Western Australia. When I returned from my study abroad, I was hired by Oxford Schools. 

During my experience at Oxford, I have taught at both Crossroads for Youth and Oxford High School. At Crossroads I was nominated as Oxford’s National 1999 Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award; in 2003 and 2011 I was Oxford High School’s Teacher of the Year.

As a teacher at the high school, I have worked with student groups and school improvement groups. In addition, I have written and received grants, including the Michigan Association of School Boards Educational Excellence Award. As a member of the Language Arts department, I have not only taught classes at every single grade level but I have also participated in the writing and revision of the curriculum.  I have also hosted several student teachers and student observers. 

Not long after Oxford began the implementation of the International Baccalaureate programme, I was appointed coordinator of the Middle Years Programme which runs from 6-10 grade. Most recently, my role as evolved to included English Language Arts Coach for the Secondary. 

After MYP Authorization at OMS and OHS, I was invited by the International Baccalaureate to attend the IB Academy. Through my training I have lead MYP workshops, consulted schools through the MYP authorization process, and served on authorization teams throughout the United States. 

I feel incredibly blessed to be part of the Oxford family. Go Wildcats!