Jaime Flores

IT Coordinator
Communications Associate

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

2020 is my first year at Oak Grove.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

The school offers a space for exploring our relationships with each other and nature through the lens of the perennial principles of the spirit.

A quote that inspires your approach to your job.

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action; Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!” – Rabindranath Tagore

Where is your special spot on campus?

The Oak Grove.

Coffee or Tea?

Tea.

What makes an Oak Grove education unique?

The opportunity for educators to be open to learn along side the students.

How do we prepare students for their life ahead?

Inspiring them to seek knowledge from the source that lies within each one of us.

What outdoor experience has been most impactful for you?

Camping outdoors.

The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is …

Don Giovanni Opera, by Mozart.

Which teacher in your life affected you greatly? How?

XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet, teaches me about mental and emotional hygien.

Name something that nobody knows about you.

I can hold my breath underwater for 1 minute.

Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.

Yogananda.

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.

Dharamshala.

Favorite Oak Grove expression?

Rookies and newbies get called ‘Lizards’ until you receive proper initiation.