Phone: (916) 786-2970 ext. 7126
Degrees and Certifications:
AA Music BA Music Education Single-Subject Credential CTE Credential in Arts, Media and Entertainment
Mr. Jon Oates
My name is Jon Oates and I teach Media Production, Advanced Media and Media Management. I get the privilege of helping the students here produce the school's weekly news program-WestParkTV. I am new here at West Park but already love the atmosphere of innovation.
A little bit about me:
I grew up in Auburn, and still live there now with my wife and our 4 kids. Before coming to West Park, I taught Music/Drama and Media at the middle school level for 20 years. I have always been heavily involved in theater and music; I even did a short stint in professional theater here in Sacramento before going and getting my B.A. in Music Education from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.
I love relaxing on the back deck with my wife, helping my kids with their sports: soccer, mountain biking, water polo and synchronized swimming. As a family, we are very involved in our local church and we love all things food-growing food, cooking food, eating food with friends and family. I've had the privilege of traveling all over the world and I just love exploring new cultures and food. I also enjoy fly fishing and playing guitar/piano in my free time. I'm really excited to be here at WestPark and I look forward to teaching you or your student.