Teacher Katelyn- Manta Ray Room Kindergarten
My name is Katelyn Gaines. This is my first year teaching in my own classroom and my first year at Oasis. I graduated from CSU, Monterey Bay in December of 2017 with my BA in Liberal Studies and a Minor in Literature. I am currently in the CSUMB Intern Credential Program and will be taking classes at night while I work on completing my credential. When I am not at school, I love spending time outside and doing fun activities like kayaking or fishing. I also enjoy spending time with my family, BBQing, and watching movies with a big bowl of popcorn! Some of my favorite things include the color blue, owls, pineapples, dinosaurs, and rainbow sprinkles. I am excited to be a part of the Oasis team and cannot wait to see what the year has in store for us!
Teacher Katie- Seahorse Room Kindergarten
My name is Katie Williams and I am excited to be the new Kindergarten teacher at Oasis Charter School. This will be my second year in Kinder and my fourth year in the classroom. Kindergarten is a very special grade, I love teaching it because everything is still brand new to them and the excitement in their eyes is priceless. I graduated from CSUMB with a bachelor's in liberal studies in 2014 and I am due to graduate from Cal State Teach with my credentials in the fall of 2019. I am the mother to a beautiful little boy named Sammy and fur mom to my dog, Clyde. My fiancé and I enjoy hiking together, going on bike rides and traveling. I am a passionate about animals and hope to open an animal rescue when I retire.
Teacher Sharon- Sea Star Room First Grade
My name is Sharon Agduyeng. I was born and raised in Hawaii and came to California to attend San Jose State University. I earned my BS at SJSU and completed the credential program at Cal State University of Monterey Bay. I’ve taught for a year and half before coming here to Oasis. A little bit about myself is that I am the youngest of three girls in my family. I have a two year old son who’s name is Zane. And my interests include volleyball, running, and kickboxing. I like to bake in my spare time. And shopping for shoes, clothes, and household goods is my therapy. Some fun facts about myelself is that I don’t own a television (haven’t had one for over 6 years), I don’t know how to swim even though I grew up on an island, and I don’t know how to use chopsticks even though I have been working in a Japanese restaurant for over 4 years. Last, I chose to teach because I want to work with young kids and make a difference and I look forward to bringing lots of joy and creativity into our school. I’m looking forward to learning lots of new faces and names and to keep things exciting this year.
Teacher Esmeralda - Manatee Room 1/2 Grade
Hello, I am Esmeralda and this is my first year teaching a 1st-2nd grade combo. This will be by second school year with Oasis and I couldn't be more excited. I graduated from CSU Monterey Bay in 2015 with a BA in Liberal Studies. I have taught in after school programs and Summer LEGO camps with children ranging from ages 5-12. In my spare time, I like to go to Sharks Hockey games and A's baseball games. I occasionally enjoy playing video games and watching different Tv Series.
Teacher Annette - Sea Otter Room 2nd Grade
Aloha! My name is Annette McManus and I am delighted to be a 2nd Grade teacher in The Sea Otter Sanctuary. I have been teaching for over 20 years. My classrooms have been all over the world, from Kuwait, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Barcelona and Tokyo. I earned a BA at The University of Hawaii and a Master Degree in Education at Chapman University. I have a lovely daughter, Nicole, and two brilliant twin grandchildren, Lola and Nico, They live in Barcelona. My philosophy of teaching is threading social skills and worldmindedness into our daily lessons. Good Manners Matters! I look forward to an exciting school year and will ensure my students know "that it is nice to be important, but more important to be nice".