Novato High Main Directory Numbers

Novato High Office Numbers

General Numbers For Contacting Novato High School

Main Office Line: (415)898-2125

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to reach administrators or main office staff

Main Office

(415)898-2125

Administration

Mark Brewer
Mark BrewerPrincipal

Mark Brewer comes to NUSD and Novato High School with over 20 years of experience as an administrator.  He has served as an Assistant Superintendent where he was responsible for leading secondary education, technology, student services, migrant education, career and technical education programs, and science programs to name a few. He collaboratively worked with site principals to implement technology and 21st century learning strategies to support student success. In addition, he was the Founding Principal at American Canyon High School in the Napa Valley Unified School District, and the Principal at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado. He has been an assistant principal, high school science teacher, middle school science teacher and coach.

Mark states that, “The opportunity to serve Novato High School in the capacity of principal brings me a true sense of optimism.  This is a community I want to invest in and establish a lasting legacy while serving as Principal. I will lead Novato High School in pursuing excellence while inspiring our team to continuously improve student learning, organizational systems, school culture and quality professional development. Working together, we will ensure a sustainable climate that enriches and inspires the lives of our students and staff.  I am proud to be a Hornet!”

Greg Fister
Greg Fister Assistant Principal Master Schedule, Site Council, ASB, Graduation, CAASPP

Greg Fister is an experienced educator who worked as a middle school and high school teacher in Vallejo for 7 years and was Varsity soccer coach (Boys & Girls) at Vallejo High for 5 years. Greg was the Varsity Cross Country coach at Clayton Valley Charter High School and before, held the same position at Vallejo High. From 2010-2016 at Clayton Valley, Greg served in a variety of roles, was the inaugural Athletic Director at CVCHS, CVCHS earned a 6-year WASC Accreditation & for 3 years he was Dean of Students for 2,000+ students.

At Novato High School, Greg oversees Master Schedule, ASB Leadership, Saturday Academy, Attendance A-K, Registration 2019-20, Graduation, School Site Plan, Operations, School Website, Emergency Plan, Student Tutors, Student and Parent Handbook, Senior Activities, Instructional Technology, World Languages, Sciences, School Site Council, CAASPP testing, Youth Truth Surveys, Healthy Kids Survey 9th/11th grade, Discipline, Attendance, IEPs and 504s for A-K, serves on the district’s Calendar Committee, Bell Schedule Task Force, Threat Assessment Team, Emergency Safety Preparedness Committee, Later Start Committee, SPSA Task Force, and recently served on County Equity Team at MCOE. Greg served as Novato High’s Full-Time Athletic Director Sept 2017-Jan 2018 on top of all Administrative Assistant Principal duties. Greg earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science from Sonoma State University and Master’s Degree of Arts in Education.

 Jim Larson
Jim LarsonAssistant Principal Special Education, Athletics, and Counseling Office

Jim Larson is the new Assistant Principal at Novato High and he is excited to be joining such a wonderful school.  Mr. Larson will primarily be overseeing the Counseling Staff, Athletics, Special Education Dept., English Dept., Custodial Staff, Facilities, and Discipline & Attendance for non-MSA students’ last name: L – Z.  Mr. Larson was raised in Novato attending; Lynwood Elementary, Lu Sutton Elementary, Sinaloa Middle, and San Marin High, graduating in 1996.  Mr. Larson attended College of Marin after high school where he was an all-league Water Polo player and Swimmer, and during those early years at COM he began coaching youth swimming, which he continued for many years.  He transferred to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, after COM and graduated from Cal Poly in 2001 with a BA in Philosophy.  Mr. Larson earned his Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University and began his teaching career in NUSD in 2005.  He served primarily as a CORE teacher for 7 years at San Jose Middle School, and during that time earned an MA in Education Leadership and an Administrative Services Credential from San Francisco State University.  Mr. Larson then served at San Jose’s Assistant Principal for three years between 2012 – 2015, before his four-year tenure as Principal at Sinaloa Middle School between 2015 – 2019.  Mr. Larson has long been known in NUSD as an advocate for the students, families and teachers he serves.  He has a reputation for making data driven decisions, being tough and fair, and having a quick smile while always offering a lending hand.  Mr. Larson is proud to be a HORENT and to be a new member of the Novato High community!

Michelle Cortez
Michelle CortezAssistant Principal of MSA, MSA Director, ELL and Equity

Michelle Cortez is the Assistant Principal for MSA. Ms. Cortez is the MSA Director, oversees the Equity Team, ELL, Wellness, Electives, Extra Duty Supervision, Attendance, Discipline, IEPs and 504s for MSA students, and Inter/Intra District Transfers.

She graduated from Sonoma State University earning her BA in English and Theatre Arts. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree, Michelle worked in arts management and developed projects bringing artists and educators together to explore social issues as Managing Director at Sushi Performance and Visual Arts in San Diego. She returned to school for her teaching credential and transitioned into full time teaching at O’Farrell Community School, teaching Drama and 8th grade English.  Michelle Cortez moved to the Bay Area in 2006 and joined the Aspire California College Preparatory Academy team as College Readiness Lead Teacher and, five years later, joined the Aspire Wilson Prep team as Principal in 2011. She recently spent a year as a National Equity Project Fellow working on ways to engage students, staff and families in critical literacy initiatives and to increase the diversity of the Wilson Prep staff.

Office Staff, Classified and Custodial Staff

Michele Sanner
Michele SannerAthletic Director
Leslie Resnick
Leslie Resnick School Account Clerk
Steve DeHart
Steve DeHartAthletic Trainer
Laura Gregg
Laura GreggAttendance Technician (L-Z)
415 897 6204 or 415-898-2125 EXT 5014
[email protected]
Teresa Loftin
Teresa Loftin A-K Attendance Technician
Caroline Purtell
Caroline PurtellOffice Manager
Cinthia Angelicola
Cinthia AngelicolaCommunity Liaison/Enlace Comunitario (EN ESPANOL)
798-5370 or EXT 5370
[email protected]
Erik Briggs IT Tech Specialist
Christina Moore
Christina MooreLibrary Technician