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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Mark Brewer
Mark BrewerPrincipal

Mr. Brewer comes to NUSD and Novato High School with over 20 years of experience as an administrator.  He was most recently Assistant Superintendent at Pajaro Valley Unified School District 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 principals to implement technology and 21st century learning strategies at Pajaro Valley Unified. 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 and middle school science teacher.

Mr. Brewer states that, “the opportunity to serve Novato High School in the capacity of principal brings me a true sense of renewed optimism. The opportunity to work directly with students compelled me to seek this position. This is a community I want to invest in and establish a lasting legacy while serving as Principal. I will lead the 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.”

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

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 of Classes, ASB Leadership, Saturday Academy, Attendance A-K, Registration 2019-20, Graduation, School Site Plan, Operations, Facilities, School Website, Emergency Plan, Student Tutors, Student and Parent Handbook, Senior Activities, Instructional Technology, JROTC, World Languages, Sciences, School Site Council, CAASPP testing, Youth Truth Surveys, Healthy Kids Survey 9th/11th grade, Discipline, IEPs and 504s for A-K, school Van, 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 in the Counseling Office.  He will oversee Athletics, Independent Study, Special Education, Home & Hospital, PSATs October 16 for Juniors, Discipline, IEPs and 504s for L-Z and will work directly with the Counselors. Mr. Larson was raised in Novato and attended Lynwood elementary, Lu Sutton elementary, Sinaloa middle school, and then San Marin High School. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy from Cal Poly (SLO). Mr. Larson started teaching in NUSD in 2005 at San Jose Middle School and was at SJMS for 10 years primarily as a 6th & 7th CORE Teacher, teaching Art, Science, PE, and Math Intervention. Mr. Larson earned his Masters Degree of Arts degree through SFSU and then became the Assistant Principal at SJMS for 3 years prior to his 4 year tenure as Principal at Sinaloa Middle School.  Jim Larson was an exceptional swimmer in the youth ranks and collegiately and at age 19, started coaching swimming. As a new swim coach for kids from about 6 – the teens, he shares the experience was fun, exciting, incredibly rewarding, and filled him with joy. That joy and excitement of working with kids grew over several years and culminated him into becoming a teacher. His passion for work with young people and becoming a teacher was also defined by his experiences as a student he shares.  Go Hornets!

Michelle Cortez
Michelle CortezAssistant Principal MSA, 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]
Eric Briggs IT Tech Specialist
Christina Moore
Christina MooreLibrary Technician
Amy Milani
Counseling Office Technician
Krista Peach
Krista Peach [email protected]
College & Career in the Library
Charlie Atkison
Charlie Atkison
Lead Mid-Shift Custodian
Michele Guin
Michele GuinCampus Supervisor
Juan Ernesto Zamorano
Juan Ernesto Zamorano Morning Custodian, Pool Technician
Monique Bethel
Monique Bethel Campus Supervisor
Michael Proffitt
Michael ProffittMorning Lead Custodian
Work Orders

Academic Counselors

Debra Hagan, Ext. 5016
Debra Hagan, Ext. 5016Counselor
Nonie Reyes, Ext. 5020
Nonie Reyes, Ext. 5020[email protected]
Arezu Iranipour
Arezu IranipourSchool Psychologist
Marie McMahon
Marie McMahonCounselor
Anna McGee
Anna McGee Counselor Academic Programs NBI and Medical Careers Pathway
Marta Posada
Marta PosadaELD Newcomer Coordinator
Oscar GaldamezCounselor

Math Department

Mary Christensen
Mary ChristensenMath Teacher
Visit Website
Marti Scheer
Marti ScheerDepartment Chair, Math Teacher
Tina Schumikowski
Tina SchumikowskiMath teacher
Visit Website
Lina Ahmadieh
Lina AhmadiehMath Teacher
Kaila Budwell
Kaila Budwell [email protected]
Alison Doolin
Alison Doolin[email protected]
Mr. BlairMath teacher
Christina ShayMath Teacher

Science Department

Doug Addis
Doug AddisScience Teacher
Visit Website
Summer Nicklasson
Summer NicklassonMedical Careers Pathway/Science Teacher
Jon Dick
Jon DickScience Teacher
Aaron FixScience Teacher
Ben Knudson
Ben KnudsonScience Teacher
Visit Website
Justin Louie
Justin LouieScience Teacher
[email protected] (email)
Visit Website
Sierra CarlsonPhysics Teacher
Katie Faircloth
Katie FairclothBiology, Chemistry Teacher
Hank Seeley
Hank SeeleyPhysics Teacher
Visit AP Physics Website
Heather Arnold
Heather ArnoldChemistry Teacher

Social Studies Department

Connor Callahan
Connor CallahanSocial Studies teacher
Casimir Adler-Ivanbrook
Casimir Adler-IvanbrookGovernment Teacher, History
Alexandria Kinnee
Alexandria KinneeSocial Studies Teacher
Tim Mahoney
Tim MahoneySocial Studies Teacher
Josh Rosenberg
Josh RosenbergSocial Studies Teacher, Journalism Teacher, Newspaper Editor
Jason Searle
Jason SearleSocial Studies Department Chair
Evan Underwood-Jett
Evan Underwood-Jett Social Studies Teacher
Jenn Marsh Russell
Jenn Marsh RussellAVID Lead, Psychology
Visit Website
Stephanie Searle
Stephanie SearleASB Leadership, Yearbook, Health 9
Danny Kambur
Danny KamburSocial Studies Teacher

Special Education

Richard Lenzo
Richard Lenzo[email protected]
Maria Romero
Maria RomeroCEC Instructor in Special Education
Sailae Saari
Sailae SaariResource Specialist
Victoria Meblin
Victoria MeblinPara Educator
Tracy Revel
Tracy RevelSpecial Education Teacher
Fitzgerald Jerry Way
Fitzgerald Jerry WaySpecial Education Teacher

Physical Education

Michael Chole
Michael CholeHealth/PE Teacher, Boys Golf coach (Spring)
Bruce Ferrigno
Bruce FerrignoDepartment Chair, PE Teacher
Kevin Keenan
Kevin KeenanPE Teacher
Visit Website
Jessica Stanton
Jessica StantonDance, Yoga Instructor, Swim Course Lead Teacher, TUPE Site Lead

English Department

Rebecca Pollack
Rebecca PollackCreative Writing MSA
Mike Taber
Mike TaberMyth & Fantasy, English 9
Christina Corsetti
Christina CorsettiEnglish teacher, Literacy Team Lead
Visit Website
Kathryn Korff
Kathryn KorffEnglish Teacher, Bell Schedule Task Force Lead
Visit 10th grade Website
Visit Futures Website
Susan Lehman
Susan LehmanEnglish Teacher
Visit Website
Joanie Leith
Joanie LeithEnglish Teacher
Nancy Overson
Nancy OversonEnglish teacher
Laura Roberts
Laura RobertsEnglish Department Chair/English Teacher
Nicole Slavin
Nicole SlavinEnglish Teacher
Visit Website
Christie Wright
Christie WrightEnglish Teacher

Foreign Language

Karen Maass
Karen MaassWorld Languages Teacher, Co-Department Chair
Deborah Levin
Deborah LevinWorld Languages Teacher Co-Department Chair
Charles White
Charles White Spanish Teacher
Sharon Kenny (Ms. Kenny)
Sharon Kenny (Ms. Kenny) World Languages Teacher
Megan PerreiraSpanish Teacher

JROTC (2902 and 2903)

Richard Muench
Richard Muench ROTC Teacher

Fine Arts/MSA (Marin School of the Arts)

Rodney Franz
Rodney FranzMSA Teacher
Taylor Mancini
Taylor ManciniDepartment Chair MSA
Howard Gersh
Howard GershDigital Arts teacher
Dr. Greg Johnson
Dr. Greg JohnsonBand Director
Matt Verplaetse
Matt VerplaetseMSA Teacher
Roxanna Leiva
Roxanna LeivaArt and Art Design Teacher
Sabrina Kalleen
Sabrina Kalleen[email protected]
Philip Chidel
Philip Chidel [email protected]
Teacher MSA Cinematic Arts
Janelle Mitnick
Janelle Mitnick
Ricarda Eggert
Ricarda Eggert Digital Arts Teacher
Toran DavenportVocal Teacher

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