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San Marin Office Numbers

General Numbers For Contacting San Marin High School


Attendance Line: (415) 897-4901

Main Office Line: (415) 898-2121

Counseling Office Line: (415) 898-2123

Fax Line: (415)892-8284

Administration

Adam Littlefield
Adam LittlefieldPrincipal
Teaching Credential: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Administrative Credential: University of La Verne
Bachelor’s Degree: Industrial Arts; Minor in Music
Master’s Degree: Educational Management

Raised in the east bay, Mr. Littlefield earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching credential in Industrial Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He began his teaching career as an electronics teacher at Arroyo Grande High School in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. Mr. Littlefield also taught science, math, technical sketching, mechanical drawing, yearbook, and driver’s training.

Mr. Littlefield earned his Masters of Education in Educational Management and Administrative Services credential from the University of La Verne in 1994. He has served as an area administrator, assistant principal, program coordinator, principal, and student services administrator.

Adam’s family, including his wife Jill and daughters Kate and Grace, reside in Napa. In his spare time, Adam enjoys photography, hiking, watching sports, cooking, and serving as a youth leader for local community organizations.

Adam enjoys working and learning with the San Marin community in making San Marin High School the best school possible.

Mike Casper
Mike CasperAssistant Principal
B.S. Criminal Justice: Sacramento State
M.A. Education Administration: Sonoma State

Interests
SMHS Related
Student safety and engagement, biotechnology, athletics,  special education, technology, discipline, standards based instruction, emergency preparedness, standardized testing, and Restorative Justice
Non-School Related
Spending time with wife and two daughters
Coach softball
Coach CYO basketball
Love for music, primarily heavy metal and hard rock
Fitness nut, primarily weightlifting and running
Die hard Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, and Dallas Cowboy fan

Leslie Norinsky
Leslie NorinskyAssistant Principal
B.S. Chemistry: University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Science Education: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Interests
SMHS Related
Challenging, Creative, Engaging, and Accessible Curriculum for Every Student
Non-School Related
Music: I play the mandolin and guitar
Fiber Arts: I am a fiber artist
Reading: I am an avid reader of mysteries (as well as other literature)

Jennifer Larson
Jennifer LarsonAdministrative Coordinator
Lisa Walera
Lisa WaleraOffice Manager
Mark Miller
Mark MillerHead Custodian

Counseling Department

Jim Hu
Jim HuCounselor
B.S. Human Development- UC Davis
M.A. Education Counseling & Guidance- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Interests:
Counsel students to reach academic, career, personal and social potentials.
Testing Coordinator: Advanced Placement, PSAT, and Pre-ACT.
Family: I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children hiking, biking, picnicking, relaxing and watching my children play sports.
Coaching: I coach a Travel Baseball Team and Little League.
Volunteer Work: I volunteer and serve on the Petaluma American Little League Board of Directors as Vice President.
Maureen Brandi
Maureen BrandiAVID Counselor
Ms Brandi earned a BA in International Relations from UC Davis and went on to earn a Masters in School Counseling at San Francisco State. Prior to becoming a high school counselor, Ms Brandi worked in educational publishing. When not working, Ms Brandi enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and traveling. [email protected]
798-5172

AVID (Advanced Placement Via Individual Determination)

AVID is a class for students who want to attend a four-year university, but could benefit from a community of like-minded students to help get them there. Many of the AVID students are from under-represented backgrounds or will be the first in their family to attend college. The goal of the AVID program is to give motivated students the tools to do well in high school and prepare for a rigorous college curriculum so they will be ready to succeed when they get there. We do this through organizational skills, note-taking and study strategies, improving reading and writing, tutorials, community service, and building a positive community in the classroom. Each AVID class teacher stays with the same group of students from their freshman year until they graduate from high school and go on to college as seniors.

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Avid 1
Avid 1Class of 2017
Melissa Matheny
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Avid 3
Avid 3Class of 2015
Denise Smith
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Avid 2
Avid 2Class of 2016
Nick Williams
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Avid 4
Avid 4Class of 2014
Katie Martini
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English Department

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Mr. Adam Williams
Mr. Adam WilliamsDepartment Chair
B.A. English: San Francisco State University
M.A. English: San Francisco State University
M.A. Educational Administration: San Francisco State University
Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Mr. Ryan Berberian
Mr. Ryan Berberian
Teaching Credential: Dominican University
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Santa Barbara
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Karren Arcangelo
Karren Arcangelo
Shannon Ward
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Mr. Scott MacLeod
Mr. Scott MacLeod
Bachelor’s Degree: Harvard University, A.B. cum laude
Master’s Degree/Teaching Credential: University of San Francisco
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Mrs. Denise Smith
Mrs. Denise Smith
Bachelor’s Degree: Mills College
Master’s Degree: Dominican University
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Dr. Wesley Swedlow
Dr. Wesley Swedlow
Teaching Credential: San Fransisco State
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Santa Cruz
Master’s Degree: DePaul University
Doctorate: DePaul University
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Melissa Matheny
Melissa Matheny
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World Languages Department

The World Languages Department strives to bring our target languages, French and Spanish, to life in the classroom. Beginning students acquire language through meaning-based instruction in the context of stories, songs, personalized questions and answers, and physical response to language cues.  Grammar practice and real communication are bridged through the use of authentic listening and reading materials.  Communication is practiced in the context of daily adolescent life. Activities and projects allow students to express themselves more proficiently in the target language.  Students learn to access resources online and in the community to reinforce and expand their language acquisition. Courses include content designed to lead students to an appreciation of the depth and richness of the francophone and hispanic cultures.

Cultural understanding and language practice are enhanced by optional teacher-led trips to French and Spanish-speaking destinations. The department seeks to involve students in service-learning experiences on campus, in the community and abroad.

Department courses include French 1 through French 4 (Honors) and Spanish 1 through Spanish 5 (Advanced Placement).

Ms. Marcelyn Smith
Ms. Marcelyn SmithDepartment Chair
Teaching Credential: Single Subject, Spanish
Bachelor’s Degree: Brigham Young University

Additional Work:
Sonoma State University
Dominican University
UC Berkeley
University of San Diego

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Ms. Coston
Ms. Coston
Profesora Reyna Gonzales Lowrie
Profesora Reyna Gonzales Lowrie
Bachelor’s Degree: Sonoma State University
Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Mr. Jeffrey Moore
Mr. Jeffrey Moore
Teaching Credentials: John Carroll University (French & English) Cleveland, OH
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Northern Iowa (Major: French, Minor: English) Cedar Falls, IA
Master’s Degree: University of Louisiana-Lafayette (Major: Francophone Studies) Lafayette, LA
Post-Master’s Work: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

What I like most about San Marin…

“Some of my favorite things about San Marin include hard-working, curious students, passionate educators, feisty squirrels, supportive parents, darting swallows, grand oaks, and open space.”
Mr. Adam Williams
“Big trees, space to breathe, inspiring colleagues, so much going on! Love to see my
students both in class and out, pursuing passions and giving new things a try. They’re getting ready to rock this planet!”

Ms. Marcelyn Smith
“I am so excited to be a MUSTANG! San Marin High School is a positive, student-centered place where learners are the focus and success is the goal!”
Dr. Krueger
“The community of students and educators all work together to strive for excellence. I am proud to be a part of this community and enjoy the opportunity to watch students grow and thrive.”
Ms. Kimberly Laabs
“Terrific kids who show their talent in so many different ways.”
Mr. Scott MacLeod

Mathematics Department

In today’s society, it is imperative that a fundamental knowledge of mathematics becomes a part of everyone’s educational background. It is important for students to realize that their achievement in mathematics is not based solely on their ability but also on their persistence and effort. The study of mathematics will help develop logical thinking and reasoning skills that are crucial in our daily lives.

All students will achieve mathematical competence through a comprehensive mathematics program that emphasizes the appropriate use of technology, problem solving, communicating, reasoning and proof, making connections and using representations. To this end, students are encouraged to take four years of mathematics.

Mrs. Davis
Mrs. Davis
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Adam Green
Adam Green
Mrs. Alison Doolin
Mrs. Alison Doolin
Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Bachelor’s Degree: Purdue University
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April McDonald
April McDonald
Ms. Kimberly Laabs
Ms. Kimberly LaabsCo. Department Chair
Education:
U.C. Berkeley
Santa Rosa Junior College
San Francisco State
B.A: Sonoma State University
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Mrs. Susan Taggard
Mrs. Susan TaggardCo. Department Chair
Teaching Credential: University of San Francisco
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Colorado
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Performing Arts Department

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Ms. Linda Kislingbury
Ms. Linda Kislingbury
Teaching Credential: University of Oregon and San Francisco State University
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Oregon
Mrs. Allison McIvor
Mrs. Allison McIvor
Teaching Credential: New England Conservatory
Bachelor’s Degree: Cal State East Bay
Master’s Degree: New England Conservatory

Physical Education/Health Departments

The goal of the San Marin Physical Education department is to guide students in developing a lifelong commitment to health, fitness, and physical well-being through daily exercise, sports, and games. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of human movement by comparing, contrasting, and analyzing the movement elements contained in physical performance. Students will also understand the role exercise has on physiology and on the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle. Students will demonstrate the knowledge of movement patters, basic history, modified rules, and simple strategies of a variety of activities.

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Mr. Dennis Davis
Mr. Dennis DavisDepartment Chair/Co-Athletic Director
Mr. Greg Irish
Mr. Greg Irish
Mr. Ben Philpot
Mr. Ben Philpot
Lee Anne Ghimenti
Lee Anne Ghimenti
Cory Boyd
Cory Boyd

Science Department

Mr. Nicholas Williams
Mr. Nicholas WilliamsDepartment Chair
Teaching Credential: UC Davis
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Davis
Master’s Degree: UC Davis
Mr. Timothy Blok
Mr. Timothy Blok
Mrs. Jennifer Carlomagno
Mrs. Jennifer Carlomagno
Teaching Credential: Dominican College
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Santa Barbara
Dr. Michelle Lafevre-Bernt
Dr. Michelle Lafevre-Bernt
Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Bachelor’s Degree: B.S. Biology, Humboldt State University
Doctorate: Molecular and Cell Biology, State University of New York-Stonybrook
Mrs. Kathleen Martini
Mrs. Kathleen Martini
Bachelor’s Degree: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Master’s Degree: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Mrs. Lori Moritz
Mrs. Lori Moritz
email: [email protected]
Teaching Credential: University of Southern California (USC)
Bachelor’s Degree: BS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Master’s Degree: Masters of Arts in Teaching, University of Southern California (USC)
EdD: Doctoral student in Organizational Change and Leadership class of 2018, University of Southern California (USC)
Mrs. Virginia Vogl
Mrs. Virginia Vogl
Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Bachelor’s Degree: Sacramento State University
Mr. Claudio Tronconi
Mr. Claudio Tronconi
Teaching Credential: University of San Francisco
Bachelor’s Degree: BS in Environmental Science, University of Florence, Italy
Master’s Degree: MS in Environmental Management, University of San Francisco
MA in Teaching, University of San Francisco
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What I like most about San Marin…

“I love working with students who not only excel musically, but who participate in multiple extra curricular activities.”

Ms. Allison McIvor
“San Marin is home! I graduated from S.M and have worked here since getting my credential in 1996.”
Mrs. Jennifer Carlomagno
“I enjoy working on a beautiful campus with students who have a passion for learning about the world around them.”
Mrs. Kathleen Martini
“I love the energy and the creative ability I see in my students! They inspire me!”
Mrs. Mariah Fisher

Social Studies

The social studies department gives students an understanding of history, the historical method, awareness and perspective, geography, American government, and economics. Students participate in projects  in geography, psychology, history and economics, and learn the responsibilities of citizenship.  AP offerings include AP US History, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, and AP American Government.

Mr. Michael Spinrad
Mr. Michael SpinradDepartment Chair
Teaching Credential: Dominican University of California
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Berkeley
Master’s Degree: St.Mary’s College of California
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Mr. David Krakora
Mr. David Krakora
Teaching Credential: Dominican University
Bachelor’s Degree: University of California Los Angeles
Mr. Bob Lacy
Mr. Bob Lacy
Education:
American University: Stuttgart, University of Tennessee, UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University
Mr. Jason Obstarczyk
Mr. Jason Obstarczyk
Teaching Credential: National University, Sacramento
Bachelor’s Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo
Mr. Craig Pitti
Mr. Craig Pitti
Teaching Credential: Dominican University
Bachelor’s Degree: Dominican University
Master’s Degree: Dominican University
Mr. Robert Watson
Mr. Robert Watson
Teaching Credential: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Bachelor’s Degree: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Master’s Degree: Touro Univeristy California
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Special Education

Linda Miller
Linda MillerDepartment Chair
Mr. Glenn Dal Pogetto
Mr. Glenn Dal Pogetto
Teaching Credentials: San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and Chapman University
Bachelor’s Degree: San Francisco State University
Mr. Hille
Mr. Hille
Mr. Stephen Lamott
Mr. Stephen Lamott
Marisa Alvarez
Marisa Alvarez

Para Educators

Carrie Lucia
Carrie Lucia
Anita Shaw
Anita Shaw
Maryann Matthews
Maryann Matthews
Susan Wright
Susan Wright
Susan Thompson
Susan Thompson

Visual Arts

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Jeniffer Norman
Jeniffer Norman
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Elenai Katsaros
Elenai Katsaros

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