What We Do

Oakmont Academic Knowledge is the non-profit arm that supports the Dropout Recovery public charter high schools managed by Oakmont Education. In addition to empowering young adults to help break the barriers of poverty through financial resources that help create opportunities for lifelong success. OAK also serves as a workforce intermediary by connecting employers with our CTE graduates by through the establishment of local and regional Workforce Advisory Committees. This sector strategy approach represents a new way to approach workforce development programs and shift away from "administration" to "collaboration" with businesses looking for new labor sources to meet growing worker shortages.

Services we provide 

• Workforce Intermediary connecting businesses to our CTE programs in schools
• Coordinates local and regional Workforce Advisory Committee meetings
• Provide workforce grants to graduating seniors
• Operates a volunteer program for mentors in the schools
• Develop Workforce Experience opportunities - such as internships -
with local/regional businesses
• Provides emergency funding to students and families to improve post-secondary placement retention
• Expanding CTE pathways in schools through grant writing and hiring CTE staff for critical instruction


Georgeann Jones, OAK Executive Director and Cristina Gulacy-Worrel, Senior Grant Advisor shown here awarding a workforce grant to a graduating CTE student


Georgeann Jones
Executive Director

Georgeann Garman Jones was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She comes to the Oak Foundation with previous experience in the non-profit sector. She was the Executive Director for the Autism Family Foundation, the Cosmetology Instructor for Canton City Schools and currently owns and operates Christian James Salon located in Cuyahoga Falls.

She earned her Advanced Teaching licensure in Career and Technical Education from Bowling Green State University, a Cosmetology Instructors license and her Cosmetology advanced licensure from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. Georgeann lives in Stow with her husband, David Jones and has a blended family of 4 adult children and their spouses.

Georgeann has a passion for Career and Technical Education and believes everyone should have an equal opportunity to pursue their own career regardless of the challenges in their personal lives.   

Contact Us

Board of Directors

Rick Rockich

Michael Ruth

Michael Singfield

Keith Allen

Joy Beasley


Oakmont Education Schools

Cliff Park High School

821 North Limestone St.

Springfield, OH 45503

(937) 342-3006


Cypress High School

1160 W. 4th St.

Mansfield, OH 44906

(419) 528-8812


Franklinton Prep 

High School

40 Chicago Ave.

Columbus, OH 43222

(614) 653-7135


Frederick Douglass 

High School

3167 Fulton Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44109

(216) 273-3033


Frederick Douglass 

High School 

Euclid Campus

22700 Shore Center Dr.

Euclid, OH 44123

(216) 200-6612


Liberty High School

140 North Keowee St.

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 701-7945


Marshall High School

4720 Roosevelt Blvd.

Middletown, OH 45044

(513) 318-7078


Marshall High School

Hamilton Campus

2590 Dixie Hwy.

Hamilton, OH 45015

(812) 260-1673


Old Brook High School

4877 Pearl Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44109

(440) 319-3370

Old Brook High School

Parma Campus

8555 Day Dr.

Parma, OH 44129

(216) 236-3208

Randall Park High School 
4836 Northfield Rd.
North Randall, OH 44128

(216) 243-5034

Regent High School
5806 Broadway Ave.

Cleveland, OH  44127

(216) 512-0076


Towpath Trail High School

275 West Market St.

Akron, OH 44303

(234) 542-0102

Towpath Trail High School Barberton Campus

510 Wooster Rd. W.

Barberton, OH 44203

(330) 203-1787


Towpath Trail High School East Campus

1016 Canton Rd.

Akron, OH 44312

(234) 200-6682

YouthBuild Columbus Community School

1183 Essex Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

(614) 291-0805