Our Mission: The Novato Unified School District is an innovative and effective education system that provides diverse academic experiences to meet individual student needs, and challenges students to realize their educational potential.
Our Vision: We at SJMS inspire and empower each other to be lifelong learners, community builders, and change makers.
Values learning and is motivated to gain new knowledge
Perseveres through challenges in the learning process
Examines different points of view
Models empathy, respect, and responsibility
Demonstrates collaboration, camaraderie, and values differences
Seeks global awareness and forms relationships with the greater community
Advocates for self and others
Leads by example
Searches for ways to improve school and community
MA Educational Leadership and Administrative Services Credential, San Jose State University
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Social Science and English, San Jose State University
B.A. English, Bucknell University
I am so excited to join the family at San Jose Middle School. I am grateful to join a staff of caring and experienced teachers who work together to prepare our students for high school, college, careers and life! This year, we will continue our work on the vision of the school – to “inspire and empower each other to be lifelong learners, community builders, and change makers.” Our teachers will continue to implement Project Based Learning (PBL) to engage students deeply in learning, encourage collaboration, inspire critical thinking, and build communication skills. In our newly air conditioned rooms, we will continue to work to model curiosity, community building, and leadership. Our technology continues to expand as we will issue chromebooks to all sixth and seventh grade students. We are SO grateful to our community for support of the bond and for the many other ways that we are supported here at school. We thank you for entrusting your students to us, and hope that you will work with us in providing the best and most comprehensive learning environment possible.
By way of introduction, although this is my first year as a principal, I have been a high school assistant principal for 11 years – first in San Jose (Ironic?) and then in Petaluma. I began my teaching career in San Jose as a 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher in a performing arts school. I still live in Petaluma, but I am excited to get to know more about Novato. I really enjoy community and school events, so I am sure that our paths will cross.
We look forward to working together with our community for the benefit of this precious resource – our children. Thank you so much for your hospitality; we are anxious to welcome you at school! Go Scorpions!
Set in the rolling hills of Novato, San Jose Intermediate boasts a beautiful campus with spectacular views of nature, a vibrant campus, and welcoming staff. We hope you’ll take the time to visit our community and see everything that San Jose Intermediate has to offer!