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:
The Novato Unified School District is committed to providing an educational experience that will: · ensure students possess academic and technical knowledge to enter successful careers and post-secondary experiences. · prepare all students to be successful, responsible, and productive citizens and leaders in a diverse and global society · encourage students to embrace a variety of learning opportunities throughout their lifetime · provide students with tools to unlock their full potential The Novato Unified School District will exemplify excellence in education by ensuring high quality, innovative instruction and equitable access to learning opportunities that inspire and prepare students to reach their utmost success.
M.A. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
M.S. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL CLAD
B.A. LIBERAL STUDIES SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
On behalf of the Rancho Elementary School faculty and staff, I welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. I am very much looking forward to this memorable journey of learning and growing with each and every one of you. I am a Novato native and alumna of the Novato Unified School District. I worked in the district for nine years as a classroom teacher, supervisor for pre-service teachers, mentor for new teachers, instructional coach, Certified Agency Trainer for the Project Guided Language Acquisition by Design Foundation (P.G.I.F.), and Co-Principal of Loma Verde Elementary. I am now starting my second year as principal of Rancho Elementary and am confident that our staff is prepared to offer your children meaningful opportunities for learning and growing in a safe, supportive and caring environment.
My passion for educational leadership is deeply rooted in developing the next generation of learners into 21st century scholars who are prepared to contribute in meaningful ways to the increasingly complex world in which they will work and live. As a community, we will accomplish this goal by setting rigorous academic and high social expectations for each and every child. With a growth mindset, we provide a path for learning that encourages all learners to take risks and reflect on outcomes. Through project-based learning structures, we develop the “6 C’s” of the NUSD Graduate Profile which include: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Conscientious Learning, Cultural Competence, and Character. Our commitment to the social-emotional growth of our students is evident in the expectations instilled in our Eagle Pledge and supported by restorative practices. The partnership between our teaching staff and families is crucial to support the hard work of each and every student. As your child’s first teacher, your involvement in his/her education instills the value of lifelong learning and drives his/her ambition to achieve. Together, we will provide the necessary support structures each child will need to climb the ladder of success.
We invite you to attend our Friday Flag assembly at 8:30am each and every week (weather permitting). We recognize and celebrate the achievements of members in our community, as well as, share important announcements. We hope you will join us!
Set in the rolling hills of Novato, Rancho Elementary 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 Rancho Elementary has to offer!