Phone: 2157


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

Ms. Hillery Smith

Hi there! My name is Hillery Smith. I teach grade 9 and 10 Physical Education. This is my 27th year of teaching, and my 11th at Oakmont. I grew up in Oroville, CA where I played multiple sports, water and snow skiid, and rode my pony. After high school, I went to Butte College where I played basketball before transferring to UCSB and, ultimately, Chico State. That is where I earned my Bachelor's Degree and PE Credential while playing for the women's basketball team. Prior to working at Oakmont, I taught overseas at American International Schools from 2004-2012 in China, Oman, and Bahrain. I taught PE and Health, and coached many different sports with students from all over the world, and traveled to 21 different countries. I also obtained my Master's Degree while in China via the State University of New York at Buffalo. I have two children who graduated from Granite Bay High School and were both 3-sport athletes for four years there. My daughter Sage is now 23 and attending Arizona State, majoring in Computer Science. My son Talsen, 21, attends the US Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island in New York and is a wide receiver on the football team. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, flipping houses, playing basketball, soccer, and pickleball, riding horses, exercising, and reading. (Okay, listening to books on Audible. But it counts, doesn't it?)