May L. Oey

May L. Oey

Hollygrove School Leader

May is a native Californian. She was born in Los Angeles and moved to Northern California for high school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UCLA and a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a multiple subjects teaching credential from Pepperdine University. In addition, May completed her Administrative Credential from a specialized program called Charter and Autonomous School Leadership Academy at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Prior to becoming an administrator, May taught for eleven years at a local charter school. May has experience in teaching all elementary grade levels and has taught in both a multi-age program as well as straight grades. Throughout May's educational career, many educators have inspired her. One particular educator is her high school English teacher, Katrina Staten. Katrina mentored May through her high school years, and Katrina's love of teaching inspired May to become a teacher.

Outside of school, May is an avid volleyball player. She has been playing volleyball for over 20 years. She continues to play weekly and in monthly tournaments. During her spare time, May enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and two sons. They enjoy riding their bikes, traveling, swimming, and eating!

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
UCLA, Sociology

What is your highest degree held?
Master of Arts in Education, Administrative Credential

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
Close the achievement gap and to inspire students

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
11 years

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
The community and dedicated teachers

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Thank you, Mr. Falker, By Patricia Polacco