Degrees and Certifications:
Associate's Degree Sierra College Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts Biological Sciences UC Davis Master's in Cross Cultural Education National University California Teaching Credential National University Qualified Teacher Status Brunel University, United Kingdom
Mrs. Jolie Geluk
I am an alumni of Oakmont High School. I went on to earn degrees from Sierra College, UC Davis, National University and Brunel University in the United Kingdom. I was a student athlete in high school, and continued at Sierra College and UC Davis, mainly competing in track and field, but also playing basketball for two years at Sierra. Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in the financial industry. While I enjoyed the fast-paced world of finance, I found that I was drawn to teaching and working with youth. I volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Junior Achievement while working in the world of finance. When the post 9/11 market struck, I made the decision to go back to my roots, and original career goals to become a teacher.
I was a substitue teacher in the Roseville area while working on my teaching credential, and in the second year of the program I moved to London, England, where I continued to work on my credential through National University's online program. The biggest value to me as a teacher was the opportunity to work as a full time teacher in London, in a diverse range of schools. I worked at a variety of schools while in London, including Winchmore School, Grey Court School, The Godolphin and Latymer School and Tiffin Boy's School. While in the UK I taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics to students aged 11-18. I also held the position of Assistant Curriculum Leader of Biology at Tiffin Boys School. While in London, I became an active member of the rowing community, and competed for Vesta Rowing Club, as well as becoming a rowing coach for Tiffin Boys School. I spent 8 years in London.
While in Europe I got married and had 4 children. The whole family moved back to California in 2010 and I worked for one year at Sacramento High School in Oak Park. When the job position for Oakmont High School was posted, I was excited for the opportunity to return to my Alma Mater and teach Biology. In the fall of 2011 I returned to the home of the Vikings and joined the Oakmont Staff.
While at Oakmont I have taught CP Biology, IB Biology, ELD Seminar, served as Department Chair of Science, and on the district-wide CCAT team. In my role as IB Coordinator I enjoyed working with the whole school community to grow the program to be an inclusive, supportive, successful program and integral part of the Oakmont Campus and Community. Under my leadership the program became one of the largest in the state, and competitive on the world stage with regard to enrollment and results. I also work with the IB Organization training other educators on how to be the best educators they can be. I travel the world and country during the summer months teaching a variety of workshops and seminars on the global stage.
As my time as coordinator came to an end I have taken on the roles of Assistant Cross Country coach and Head Girls Track Coach. I am very excited to fufiling both of these roles to the best of my ability.
In my spare time, I can be found poolside, courtside or field-side as I is a busy mom with 4 active kids who are on swim teams, soccer teams, rowing teams and basketball teams. My family and Ienjoy traveling and spending time outside.