Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education Master of Arts Degree in English Clear Single Subject Credential: English English Learner Authorization Certification
Mr. Greg Strawn
My name is Greg Strawn, and I have taught English and Public Speaking here at Oakmont High School since 1993. I have also been an adjunct English instructor at American River College since 2000. I have recently been hired by Sierra Community College to teach College English (English 1A) at Oakmont. I have earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in my subject matter, English. I am also a public speaking coach at Oakmont as well. I consider it a privaledge to be able to help all students successfully prepare for college and for their future adult lives. It is my desire that they will all live happy and fullfilling lives.
I was married in 1984 to the love of my life and have five adult children, five children-in-law, and twelve grandchildren. Most of my time outside of work is spent being a husband, a dad, and a grandpa. I find great peace in hanging out with my family in the redwood forests of Northern California, at the beaches in both Southern and Northern California, as well as in my own backyard. Writing has been a passion of mine since I was fifteen years old, and I regularly write poetry, fiction, and creative essays in whatever time is left over. In 2017 (republished in 2021), I published my first book of poetry. My second book of poetry will be published later this year.