Dr. Natalie Zayas, MS, EdD

Executive Director

Hello, I am excited to be back at Oasis. As a teacher here, I loved the school, families, students, coworkers, and the mission. Constructivism is a learning method that I was drawn to well before I began my education to become an educator. My children went to a Piaget preschool so they were immersed in this method. Project-based learning is how I have taught for over 22 years. I am happy to be back in this new role working with staff, students, the community and the UCEN Board.

Katelyn Gaines, MS

Instructional Coordinator

My name is Katelyn Gaines and I am excited to be the instructional coordinator this year! This will be my 5th year at Oasis where I have taught kindergarten, a kinder/first grade combo, as well as 6th grade. I obtained my bachelor degree from CSU, Monterey Bay where I also completed my credential program. I have also obtained my master of science in curriculum and instruction from Western Governors University. I enjoy spending my free time with family & friends, at the gym or in Zumba classes, and being outdoors. I’m looking forward to the 2022-2023 school and cannot wait to see how much our scholars grow!