Phone: 916.782.3781 x2322


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Biology UC San Diego 2005 JD UCLA 2010 Single Subject Science Teaching Credential Loyola Marymount University 2013 (Biology and Chemistry)

Mrs. Kristen Durkee

For the 2021-2022 school year I have the pleasure of teaching NGSS Biology and IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL.  I am also supporting Cross Country and Track as an assistant coach.  This is my fourth year at Oakmont and my 10th year teaching science.  I started teaching chemistry in 2012 in South Los Angeles and earned my teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University that same year.  Since then, I have taught Chemistry, AP Chemistry, IB Chemistry, IB Biology and Biology in the Bay Area, Elk Grove, and here at Oakmont.  I earned my bachelor of science in Biology from UC San Diego in 2005 and my juris doctor from UCLA in 2010.  When I am not in the science classroom I enjoy playing outside with my family, running, reading, doing yoga, playing soccer, traveling, and snowboarding.  

In NGSS Biology class this year students will be utilizing google classroom.  Assignments and resources will be posted there daily.  IB students are expected to use managebac and google classroom for assignments and resources.