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About The School

Novato High School (NHS) is located in the heart of the city of Novato thirty miles north of San Francisco along Highway 101. The entire staff at Novato High School is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the students and the greater community through innovation, pursuit of excellence and rigorous review of student data using the latest trends in education.

The school, built in 1955, is the older of two comprehensive high schools in the Novato Unified School District.  Novato High School is situated on a thirty-eight acre site, with a total of fifty-six classrooms and labs, two gymnasiums, a performing arts center, five computer labs, library, dance studio, weight room, and innovative new Production Studio.  Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, softball and baseball diamonds, a football stadium, a soccer field, and a swimming pool.  These facilities are utilized by students, and groups from the greater community.

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Bachelor’s Degree
Sonoma State University

Teaching Credentials
San Francisco State University

Master’s in Educational Leadership
California State University, Northridge

Administrative Credentials
California State University, Northridge

Raised in Ventura, CA, Mr. Baldwin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Sonoma State University. He began his teaching career as a European History teacher at Calabasas High School. Moving to Westlake High School, Mr. Baldwin taught AP United States History for seven years, and was the History department chair.

In 2007, he earned his Masters of Education in Educational Administration and Administrative Services credential from California State University, Northridge. He has served as a teacher, department chair, secondary RTI leader, Assistant Principal, and now Principal in his 12 year career. 

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