staff  High School

  • Mrs. Stockard

    • English

    Julie Stockard is in her second year of fulfilling her dream of making high school English class a place where students are challenged and given the feedback to improve as readers and writers. She hopes her students will find value in what they read and apply what they learn from literature to their own lives. Mrs Stockard has been influenced by many good books over the years, including, Gone with the Wind, The Great Gatsby, the Harry Potter Series, and Wonder. Prior to teaching at OACP, Mrs. Stockard taught fifth grade at Oasis Academy, fifth grade at West End Elementary, and fifth grade at Northside Elementary. She also taught English at Western Nevada Community College. Mrs. Stockard has a Master's degree in English, a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and a Secondary teaching endorsement. It comes as no surprise that she likes to read; but Mrs. Stockard also likes to create things, explore new places with her family, and plans to learn to play the guitar sometime soon. Mrs Stockard is married and has four adult children.

     

  • Mr. Hubbard

    • Math

    I was born in Anaheim California and grew up in western South Dakota. My wife, Shelly and I are the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren. I graduated from Black Hills State University in 1987 with a degree in education with majors in mathematics and chemistry. I taught mathematics at Churchill County Junior High School for 28 years before moving to Oasis Academy. I have also taught classes at Western Nevada Community College for the past twenty eight years. I know what goals can be achieved by means of education and what disappointments come from the lack of it. Teaching mathematics is very challenging. I try my best every day to explain its concepts and functionality in a way my students will comprehend. I want them to be prepared not only for college but for life as well. Mathematics was not easy for me when I was in high school. I know what it feels like not to understand what was taught. I got really frustrated with story problems. I tell my students they can ask me all the questions they want. They know my door is always open if they want to come get help with their math. I am excited to be at Oasis Academy and enjoy working with everyone here.

     

  • Mr. Martin

    • English

    I obtained my bachelor's degree in history from Sonoma State University, California in 2007. I finished my master's degree in secondary education from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013 and have five years of contract teaching in both rural and urban school districts in Northern Nevada. I was born in Japan, most of my family served in the United States Air Force and I spent the first 10 years of my life living on base. After I received my bachelor's degree, I taught English in South Korea for two years, where I met my wife of four years, who is originally from Canada. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, watching baseball, or playing with the 9 year old German Shepherd Dog we adopted from a shelter this year. I love comic books to a borderline unhealthy degree. My favorite character is Captain America, and I am a huge fan of Ed Brubaker's work.


    My goal for this class is to help students become discerning, critical thinkers that are able to respectfully and coherently express themselves, whatever their personal views may be. Thomas Jefferson believed that the purpose of public education was to create thoughtful citizens that are able to actively participate in our democracy. It is my sincere wish that everyone leaves my class better able to be a citizen than when we started this journey together.

     

  • Mrs. Mortensen

    • Science

    Hello! I’m Jennifer Mortensen and I was raised in Smith Valley, Nevada where my mom is the local physician. For many years, her practice was actually ran out of our house which gave me a great love and huge exposure to science! I actually graduated high school from Quincy High in 1999 as I competed in the equestrian sport of eventing and my riding coach lived in Quincy at the time. Coming from a small town and having skipped a grade in school, I was VERY nervous about attending UNR as a freshmen so I attended Western Nevada College in Carson City. I LOVED WNC as I feel it provided high quality education with small classes sizes. My sophomore year, I moved on to UNR (GO WOLF PACK!!!) where first I wanted to be a math major but quickly changed my mind and switched over to biology. I originally wanted to go to medical school, but my passion for riding horses and competing has kept me from pursuing that. I graduated UNR with a degree in Biology in 2003.


    After UNR, I attended Sierra Nevada College in Incline to obtain my teaching endorsement and began my teaching career the fall of 2004. I taught for 2 years at a charter in Reno, then actually taught science in Nome, Alaska as a long-term sub for the fall of 2006. I loved Nome and they offered me a full-time job there, but I missed my horses so I came back to Nevada. In 2007, I was hired by Smith Valley Schools to be a long-term sub in high school English! What a great job! At the end of the school year, I transferred to Fernley High School for a permanent position as a science teacher there. In 2008 I finished my Master’s of Arts in Teaching through SNC.


    I have a love of knowledge and learning and I need mental stimulation so I joined a program to receive my post-baccalaureate endorsement in Speech through Nevada State College in 2010 completing that in 2012. From that program, I owed the state 3 years in speech therapy which I fulfilled working as a school based speech therapist at Fernley Intermediate School. I came to Oasis in 2015 because my daughter was starting kindergarten and I wanted her to attend this amazing school!


    Some personal information about me, I am married to Cole Mortensen, a civil engineer who works for NDOT, and we have two little girls, Riley and Sophia. We live in Fernley on our mini-farm with 3 dogs, 3 horses, lots of chickens, a rabbit, and a kitten. I love hunting, reading, running, the equestrian sport of show jumping, traveling, and of course my family. Fun facts: I have swam in the Bering sea, hiked Kilimanjaro, hiked Mayan ruins in Belize, have attended two Olympic games, and hunted for red stag in New Zealand. I live a wonderful life and I am so thankful every single day!

     

    • "Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in."
    • ~Sally Ride
  • Words of Wisdom

    If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

    • ~ Jim Rohn