I am beginning my 24th year in education; 12 years in Federal Programs at CCSD writing and managing grants; 10 years at CCHS as Office Manager and Athletics. This is my second year at OACP as Academic Advisor for the Jump Start students and by far the best and most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I have always held a love for learning which could explain why it took me so many years to finally receive my BA in Elementary Education. I would be a full-time student if I had the money and time! Now I get to share my passion of learning with all our fabulous OACP high school students!
I have lived in Fallon for 30 years, married to a locally grown boy Mark who is a cattle buyer for Shasta Livestock and Western Video Market. We have two locally grown girls; Allie-22 and a UNR graduate, Sadie -18 is attending TMCC. In my spare time I enjoy working in my yard, hiking, watching the Giants, supporting the Wolf Pack and exploring Nevada.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
My name is Andy Lenon and this is my 9th year as a school counselor. I feel lucky and blessed to have a job that I am truly passionate about. For me work isn’t work, it’s an opportunity to make more of an impact in our school and community. I work with our students and parents and with this comes a lot of smiles and laughs. It is an amazing job to hold. A little about me: I love football…but not Raider football, I have been sneezed on by an elephant twice in my life, I can eat a large pizza, I like to vacuum, I am terrified of heights, I will not go within one foot of a spider because what if that day it decides to start jumping and jumps on my face, I over think things….alot, I don’t get along with pigeons, I love crossfit, smashing weights on the ground, eating protien, barbecuing, listening to audio-books and podcasts. I have a beautiful wife and 3 year old son that are my world. My favorite aspect of my job is dealing with things on the fly and needing to think fast in crucial situations. I love to be in the classroom teaching our students social emotional learning and mindful awareness. I have a tremendous team to work with here at Oasis and I am excited to be apart of the big things that are taking place. My door is always open so come visit, call or email me with questions.
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”
~ John Wooden
Words of Wisdom
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.