Degrees and Certifications:
Master's Degree- International Teaching /Multidisciplinary Studies, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2006 Single Subject Clear Teaching Credential, California State University, Chico, 1992 Bachelor of Science Degree - Physical Education, California State University, Chico, 1991 Associate of Arts Degree, Butte College, 1987
Mrs. Hillery Smith
Hillery grew up in Oroville, CA and has been teaching Health and Physical Education since 1992. She obtained her Physical Education Teaching Credential from California State University at Chico, where she was also a member of the women's basketball team. Prior to working at Oakmont High School, Hillery and her husband Steve, who is an Adaptive PE Teacher in Patterson, CA, taught overseas at American International Schools from 2004-2012. While overseas, Hillery continued to teach Health and PE and coached many different sports with students from all over the world. She also obtained her Master's Degree while there, became a certified personal trainer, and a certified First Aid/CPR instructor through the Red Cross. Since arriving at Oakmont in 2013, Hillery has taught Health, PE9, and PE10. She has also been involved in coaching girls basketball, softball, track and field, and girls' golf.
Hillery met her husband Steve at a PE teaching/coaching conference at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo in 2000. They were married in 2002 and have two children. Their daughter, Sage attends Kent State University as a Fashion Merchandising major. Their son, Talsen attends the US Merchant Marine Academy in New York, where he is also a wide receiver on the football team. Hillery enjoys riding horses, playing tennis, soccer, and basketball, and loves a good book.