Oktay Yilmaz, UAS ES Operations Manager

UAS Elementary School Operations Manager Oktay Yilmaz

Favorite Quote

“Are you up to your destiny?”
Winston Churchill


  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Master of Education in Integration Technology into Education
Oktay Yilmaz has been the Operations Manager at Utica Academy of Science Elementary School for four years. This is Mr. Yilmaz’s fifth year at SANY. He spent one year teaching Science to 7th graders. 

Mr. Yilmaz earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Istanbul University and a Master of Education in Integration Technology into Education from Assumption International University in Bangkok, Thailand. A few of his long list of accomplishments include being CompTIA Security plus certified and certified Google Trainer Level 1&2. He is also a certified Threat Intelligence Analyst; EC-Council, Professional Development Workshops Leader, Innovation in Teaching and Learning, British Council Organization of Annual Workshops about innovation in teaching and learning for teachers and teacher-leaders, EC Council Secure Computer User.

Mr. Yilmaz is married with two children. He enjoys road trips, playing soccer, singing, hiking, and horseback riding. His favorite color is red, and his favorite number is nine. His favorite quote is, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself,” by Rumi.


Science Academies of New York | SANY will provide support, challenges and opportunities for its students, and it will instill the necessary skills and knowledge in math, science, and technology to empower students, through high intellectual standards, preparing them for college, career, and citizenship.


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