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.
B.A. IN SOCIOLOGY, MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
M.A. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
MCSAA OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR 2011
District III CCEA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2016
Hello, families and community members!
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.
As I begin my tenth year as the administrator of Alternative Education in Novato, I am filled with excitement as our District has adopted the Graduate Profile, focusing on 21st Century Learning and the 6 Cs. Twenty-first century learning emphasizes the growth of the whole student—not only content knowledge, but also a variety of skills. These life skills contribute to competitiveness in a global economy; healthy lifestyles; and a well-informed, productive citizenry. At the Hill Education Center, every staff member from every program is passionate about education, strongly believing that all students can be successful. I believe the home-school partnership is critical to a positive educational experience. Parents can do their part by sending us well-rested students who realize that school, first and foremost, is a place for learning. Our job is to provide a safe, supportive environment, identify and develop strengths, and address concerns so all of our students can experience success.
New this year at Hill Education Center is a program called, Bridges. Bridges is for students who are interested in learning soft skills, taking college courses, and earning units toward a certificate in a vocation of their choice. To learn more about Bridges, please contact the front office and inquire about the application process. Beginning in September every family should receive an eNewsletter from Hill Education Center. If you are not on the mailing list, please contact the front office to be added. The newsletter will include important updates about the Graduate Profile, growth mindset, college information and tours, internship opportunities, and many more items. Thank you for your support and partnership in helping to ensure that all students are prepared for post-secondary education and beyond. I look forward to another successful school year.
I have strong connections to this community. I grew up in Novato, graduated from Novato High School, and returned to Novato High as a teacher in 2002. I absolutely love Novato and enjoy raising my children here.
Set in the rolling hills of Novato, NOVA Independent Study 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 NOVA Independent Study has to offer!