Degrees and Certifications:
BA Economics, University of California-Irvine CA Single Subject Teaching Credential for Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Business.
Mr. Mark Plank
Mr. Plank joined the Oakmont family at the start of the 2004-2005 school year where he has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Integrated Math 1 and Integrated Math 2. He enjoys working with teens and is highly motivated by the challenge of teaching math. Mr. Plank was honored by Placer County Education with the "Teacher that makes a difference" award for the 2011-2012 and 2022-2023 school years. Mr. Plank was also recognized by OHS admin with the "Award of Excellence" for both the 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 school years.
Mr. Plank grew up in Santa Clara, California and attended the University of California, Irvine where he earned a degree in Economics. He spent the first few years of his professional career in sales and marketing roles for software and internet application corporations. Mr. Plank enjoyed success in business, but he never shared the same level of passion for the job as many of his peers. His wife Shelley gave him the push and support to make a career change after the birth of their second child. Mr. Plank stayed home as "Mr. Mom" for two years while attending classes in the evenings at National University to earn the California single-subject teaching credential in Math, Social Science, and Business.
Mr. Plank is excited about the opportunity to teach our lower division Math courses this school year. The 2023-2024 course syllabus is linked here .