Phone: (916) 786-2970 ext. 7646


Degrees and Certifications:

AA Music BA Music Education Single-Subject Credential CTE Credential in Arts, Media and Entertainment

Mr. Jon Oates

Greetings West Park families, my name is Jon Oates and I teach Media Production. I get the privilege of helping the students produce the school's weekly news program- The Panther News Network. I am new here at West Park but already love the atmosphere of innovation and student-centered education.

A little bit about me:

I am first and foremost a husband to my beautiful wife of 20 years and father to my 4 kids-ages 8-17. I grew up in Auburn, where I was heavily involved in theater and music.  I did a short stint in professional theater here in Sacramento before receiving my B.A. in Music Education from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.  I taught music, drama and technology at a middle school and led the music at a church for 20 years.  Now, I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the West Park High School crew and help develop this Media Program. 

I have a few hobbies but mostly I just love food-growing food, cooking food, eating food with friends.  I also enjoy fly fishing and playing gruiatar and piano in my freetime.