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Graduates of NOVA will be able to…

-Demonstrate competency in the 6Cs (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Conscientious Learning, and Cultural Competence):
Express ideas effectively through
• written and oral assignments
• visual and performing arts
• project-based activities
• individual and collaborative efforts
Design, evaluate, prioritize, and implement appropriate solutions by
• initiating ideas for assignments and cross-curricular themes
• identifying goals and fulfilling them
• using technology for research, presentation, and productivity
• developing strategies for success, taking individual learning styles into consideration
• evaluating both sides of issues, defending personal views clearly and effectively
• experiencing such real-world occurrences as internships, jobs, and community service
Form healthy social relationships and work effectively by
• forming student-teacher relationships based on trust and sharing
• accepting both success and failure as part of the learning process
• developing good study habits and seeking help when needed
• participating in school and community events
Live with integrity, exhibit social responsibility, and respect values of others by
• doing honest, authentic work
• making choices beneficial to the community
• collaborating with different types of people
• appreciating global communities, and cultural and religious diversity
• taking risks and exploring opportunities to discover personal talent

PRINCIPAL

KESSA

EARLY

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.      

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    Novato, CA, 94947
  • 415-897-7653

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