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.
MA, ADMINISTRATIVE CREDENTIAL, SFSU
MA, TEACHING CREDENTIAL,
BA, MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY AND NEAR EASTERN STUDIES,
UC BERKELEY (Once a Bear, Always a Bear!)
Dear LV Families and Novato Community,
Welcome to another great year at Loma Verde. I look forward to working together to continue to build a strong community that works to serve the best interest of each students. Our LV community is lucky to have extraordinary students, supportive families, and an incredible staff. This year, we are fortunate to have both Louise Koenig and Nancy Nue as interim principal, while I take some time for my new baby, Zara.
For those of you who are new to our community, I would like to share a little bit of background about myself. This is my third year as principal of Loma Verde. Before becoming the principal, I taught at Loma Verde for 10 years. I have taught first, fourth and fifth grade (never realized I had an affinity for grades that begin with “f”). There is something magical about the LV community, so much so that I commuted from the East Bay to Novato just to be a part of it. This past year, I finally moved to Novato with my family and we love the idea that our son will grow up in this loving community.
This year, at Loma Verde, we will be focusing on the theme of “Connections”. We want to strengthen our connections between students and staff, among the staff, and between our community and our students. Our school will be implementing Project Based Learning (PBL). We will be piloting a new approach to homework that involves less time doing worksheets, and more time connecting with parents and families. Teachers will pilot a new rubric to assess students’ ability to use collaboration skills, which is one of the 6 C’s of the Novato Graduate Profile. Please click on the attached link to read my welcome letter that highlights a few more exciting things that are are happening at LV this year!
I hope to meet you all at Back to School Night on August 24th at 6pm. Also, please join me at Cheema Chats once a month to keep current about all the fun we are having at LV. The first Cheema Chat will be on December 8th at 8:45 in our Family Engagement Center.
Set in the rolling hills of Novato, Loma Verde 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 Loma Verde Elementary has to offer!