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~Clare Fagin

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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.

Lifelong Learner Community Builder Change Maker
  • 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
  • Finds solutions
  • Searches for ways to improve school and community


M.A. Educational Leadership and Administrative Services Credential,
Chapman University

Single Subject Teaching Credentials, Social Science and Introductory Science,
University of California, Irvine

B.A. History,
University of California, Santa Barbara

Hello San Jose Scorpion scholars, parents, and community members and welcome to the 2017/2018 school year!  We are excited for another incredible year at San Jose Middle School where our ultimate goal is that each student begin their path towards college and career. For those of you new to the school, I have been Principal at SJMS for the past five years with eleven years experience as an administrator in Marin County. While originally from Northern California, I began my teaching career at Newhart Middle School in Mission Viejo, CA, where I taught 7th and 8th grade Science. We have a strong and caring group of teachers and staff who do whatever they can to support student success. This year we will continue several initiatives begun last year; throughout the campus as well as in the classroom. We will introduce our new schoolwide vision and continue our House spirit competition. We will continue our focus on literacy and writing across the curriculum and expand the use of Project Based Learning throughout all subject matters.
Your voice is important to us and we encourage you to get involved as well as contact us with thoughts and questions. Thank you for your continued time and support of our school and students. Go Scorpions!

San Jose Intermediate

  • 1000 Sunset Parkway.
    Novato, CA, 94949
  • 415-883-7831
  • Fax 415-883-0624
  • Attendance 415-883-7321
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