Hands on Mentoring
Meet our Mentors
Mr. Duncan is a graduate of Grant Union High school, Sacramento, California, where he was student body president and captain of his football and baseball teams.
Mr. Duncan earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in English from the University of California, Davis. He earned his Master's of Science Degree in Special Education from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. He also holds an Administrative Service Credential from California State University, Sacramento, along with an Educational Specialist Credential from Walden University.
Mr. Duncan’s collection of resources has allowed him to become a most effective motivator, educator, and athletic/life coach. Last year, 2020, Mr. Duncan retired from teaching and administration and recently joined the Oakdale Mentoring Program Team
Mr. Providence is a graduate of Grant Union High School, Sacramento, California, where he was an overachiever academically, and lettered in three different sports (Football, Basketball and Baseball). After high school, he attended University California Davis, along with pursuing options and opportunities in life.
Later he joined the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation where he served and retired after thirty years as a Correctional Lieutenant.
Mr. Providence is a library of resources in mental health and social emotional development for our today’s youth. He recently joined the Oakdale Middle School Mentoring Program to assist the students in critical and positive thinking
My name is Justin Jones. I grew up in Vacaville for a majority of my life. In 2014 I graduated high school in Vacaville then did two years of college.
I’m an entrepreneur, I own and run a fashion business and I’m a father of a 2-year boy. Some of my strengths are dedication, positivity, motivation, and building self-confidence.
I’m honored to be a part of Oakdale school and I am excited to see the positive impact we can have on the kids and the community.
My name is Joshua Robinson, I was born and raised within the Sacramento County Region. I was honored to graduate from Capital Christan High School. Later I attended American River College, with an interest in Business Administration. As well as being a part of the men's soccer team for an additional two years.
I was then led to playing semi-professional soccer with the Sacramento Knights. After my exceptional time being an athlete I was grateful for an opportunity to work at the District Attorney’s Association for eight years.
Currently, I offer my time, being a licensed academy soccer coach. My love for sports is a way that I can help grow and create a foundation for children who are in need of consistency within their lives.
Hello, my name is Andre Jones. I am originally from Dayton, Ohio and now reside in Carmichael, California. I am a Rocklin High School graduate and started my college education at San Francisco State University. While at San Francisco State University I also played college basketball.
Currently, I am continuing my education through California Baptist University to obtain our bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I am a mentor with the school and I'm excited to bring my passion for teaching the youth to Oakdale.
As well as mentoring, I am a varsity basketball coach at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Roseville. I feel that sports are a vessel to teach life experiences and is what I am most passionate about.
My name is Ghulam Nabi Mubariz. I am a proud mentor at Oakdale Elementary School. I immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan at the end of 2020 and currently live in Sacramento.
After high school I spent 7 years attending medical college and earned a medical degree from Afghanistan, Balkh Medical College. I also worked part time as a Center in Charge for Save The Children UK while completing medical school. After graduating I worked as a site lead and senior interpreter/ medic at a military training center with American mentors for just under 12 years.
Now I serve as a proud mentor at Oakdale. This position provides me with the opportunity to mentor students about fostering safety, kindness, respect and responsibility.
I am enthusiastic about the opportunity and feel I have the potential to make a strong impact and lasting impression on our students.
I can speak Dari, Farsi, Uzbeki, Turkmani, Turkish, English, and a little Pashtu.
“The strong people make time to help others, even if they are struggling with their own problems.”