Ugur Baslanti, Ph.D., began teaching Upper School Mathematics at Oak Hall in 2019. He is also one of the Upper School College Counselors and sponsors the SAT/ACT Math Club and the Tea Club. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education, a Master of Science in Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. Ugur taught college-level classes to prospective teachers at UF’s College of Education before he joined the K-12 community, where he taught middle and high school mathematics and served as administrator, high school counselor, and academic teams coordinator for many years. Ugur also served as a mentor principal for the Southern Regional Education Board in 2012 and as a STEM Academic Coordinator for Duke University’s Duke TIP eStudies program for gifted students. He has received the 2019 Florida K-12 Champion for College and Career Readiness recognition from the American College Program (ACT). In addition to his duties at Oak Hall, he has served as a governing board member for a STEM-focused public charter school (K-8) in Tallahassee since 2020.