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San Marin Main Directory Numbers

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

Mark Sims
Mark SimsPrincipal

Mark brings a wealth of talent and experience with over 20 years in education, including previous jobs as the Instructional Director at Los Angeles Unified, Principal at Northview High School in Covina, and assistant principal positions at three high schools.  Mark was an English teacher at Glendora High School, and previously taught English, Math and Physical Education at a middle school, while also serving as the Associated Student Body Director.  Mark was selected as a teacher of the year and a principal of the year, and is very excited to work with the San Marin students, staff and parent

Mike Casper
Mike CasperAssistant Principal

Mike has served as an educational administrator for 13 years after working as a teacher in alternative education. Currently, he oversees special education, social science, athletics, school safety, emergency preparedness, discipline, standards-based instruction, standardized testing, and Restorative Justice. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, coaching softball, and coaching CYO basketball. He has a love for music particularly heavy metal and hard rock, is a fitness nut focused primarily on weightlifting and running, and a die hard fan of the Oakland A’s, the San Jose Sharks, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Sonoma State.

Diane Santamorena
Diane SantamorenaAssistant Principal Curriculum & Instruction

Diane has 13 years of experience in education. Her experience includes being a science teacher, instructional coach and teacher mentor; serving as site and district level leader in implementation, education, and curriculum development of the Next Generation Science Standards; and providing education and support of Project-based Learning for multiple contents in grades K-12. Before returning to her home, she taught in Atlanta and Chattanooga. She recently completed a research fellowship at UC Berkeley that focused on teacher retention in math and science. Currently, she oversees Science, World Language, English Language Development, STEM, CTE, Counseling Center, College and Career Center, course offerings, master scheduling, incoming freshman events, Project Exhibition Night, staff professional development, and sustainability of Project-based Learning.

Diane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education for Science and English from Kennesaw State University, a Master of Science degree in Learning and Literacy in the Content Areas K-12 from Walden University, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University.

Lisa Walera
Lisa WaleraOffice Manager
Janice Blair
Janice BlairRegistrar
Laura Ramadan
Laura RamadanStudent Records Technician
Lisa Ferrigno
Lisa FerrignoAccounts Clerk
Jeanie Olian
Jeanie OlianAttendance
Jacquie Baniqued
Jacquie BaniquedAttendance
Barbara Hernandez
Barbara HernandezCollege and Career Center Specialist
Sita Aiello
Sita AielloInternship Coordinator
Carmen Moreno
Carmen MorenoCommunity Liaison
Kim Fuller
Kim FullerLibrarian
Mark Miller
Mark MillerHead Custodian
Nonny David
Nonny DavidTechnology Site Technician
Thelma Petracopoulos
Thelma PetracopoulosCampus Supervisor
Tanya Ruano
Tanya RuanoCampus Supervisor
Sergio Simonetti
Sergio SimonettiCampus Supervisor
Nick Wagner
Nick WagnerCampus Resource Officer

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.

Caroline Carlin
Caroline CarlinCounselor, AVID Coordinator
Laura Triantafyllos
Laura TriantafyllosCounselor

English Department

The San Marin High School English department is committed to providing the highest quality education. Our teachers are committed to reading relevant, challenging texts; holding students accountable by assessing their knowledge regularly; by developing student skills at writing, including argumentative and analytical writing, skills highly sought after by colleges, and critical to student success in university.  We meet regularly to improve the quality of education we provide through collaboration around analyzing student data, creating meaningful challenging assignments, aligning our course curricula, developing relevant assessments that ensure students mastery over the core skills that will help them succeed in university and life.

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Adam Williams
Adam Williams
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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

Ryan Berberian
Ryan Berberian
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Teaching Credential: Dominican University
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Santa Barbara

Shannon Ward
Shannon Ward
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Karren Arcangelo
Karren Arcangelo
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Scott MacLeod
Scott MacLeod
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Bachelor’s Degree: Harvard University, A.B. cum laude
Master’s Degree/Teaching Credential: University of San Francisco

Wesley Swedlow
Wesley Swedlow
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Teaching Credential: San Fransisco State
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Santa Cruz
Master’s Degree: DePaul University
Doctorate: DePaul University

Melissa Matheny-Munoz
Melissa Matheny-Munoz
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Kathy Warren
Kathy Warren
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Damon Uriarte
Damon Uriarte
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Elizabeth Lloyd
Elizabeth Lloyd
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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).

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

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

Reyna Gonzales Lowrie
Reyna Gonzales Lowrie
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Bachelor’s Degree: Sonoma State University
Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University

Jeffrey Moore
Jeffrey Moore
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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

Mr. Moore is still teaching French at San Marin because he spent far too much time in places like Iowa, Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio, New Mexico, British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, as well as France. He seeks to empower his students to discover and question their own values and selves while exploring the French-speaking world. Oui oui. Baguette.

Matthew Mueller
Matthew Mueller
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Ms. Margarita Moscoso
Ms. Margarita Moscoso
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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
“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.

Kimberly Laabs
Kimberly Laabs
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Education:
U.C. Berkeley
Santa Rosa Junior College
San Francisco State
B.A: Sonoma State University

Susan Taggard
Susan Taggard
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Teaching Credential: University of San Francisco
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Colorado

My professional career includes fifteen years of classroom experience as well as more than twenty years of experience in the high technology industry. In the latter category, I served with a number of companies in a variety of sales management and business development positions. My background in the technology sector was primarily based with software companies. However, the latter part of my career was spent in the-then developmental field of teleconferencing. As a result of this combined experience, I brought a proficiency in Lotus 123, Microsoft Office, PictureTel and numerous web-based applications with me to the classroom. Upon making the career altering decision to pursue a career as a teacher, I took a full slate of university level courses and achieved certification as a math, multiple subject and physical education teacher. I utilize technology in my classroom as an example of what the “real world” holds for my students. Technology is used extensively in my classroom.  I continue to use every tool available to make math an interesting and reasonably easily understood subject. Respect for the individual is a reciprocal concept in my classroom and one that I take very seriously. With that, having fun at all times possible.

Novato Unified School District, San Marin High School              September 2001-present

  • Mathematics Department Chair    2009-present
  • Educator of the year Nominee 2015-2016
  • Golden Bell Recipient 2015
  • Beginning Teacher Support Provider (BTSA)
  • Curriculum design Team Algebra Fundamentals
  • Integrated Learning Specialist Certification in progress
  • Project Based Learning (ongoing)
  • Mock Trial
  • Site Leadership Team 2014 –2016
  • CM^2 2013
  • Athletic Director 2002-2004
Sara Davis
Sara Davis
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Alison Doolin
Alison Doolin
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Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Bachelor’s Degree: Purdue University

Ms. Jordan Merkin
Ms. Jordan Merkin
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Ms. Shannon Zorn
Ms. Shannon Zorn
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Mr. Nate Willis
Mr. Nate Willis
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Performing Arts Department

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Linda Kislingbury
Linda Kislingbury
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Teaching Credential: University of Oregon and San Francisco State University
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Oregon

Allison McIvor
Allison McIvor
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Teaching Credential: New England Conservatory
Bachelor’s Degree: Cal State East Bay
Master’s Degree: New England Conservatory

Emily Gates
Emily Gates
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Margaret Hee
Margaret Hee
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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

Nicholas Williams
Nicholas Williams
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Mr. Nick Williams
Science Department Chair; STEM Marin Teacher Leader; AVID, Physics, and Engineering teacher (9th Grade)

Teaching Credential: UC Davis
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Davis
Master’s Degree: UC Davis

Nick Williams has taught Physics, Engineering, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Biology, and Earth Science at San Marin High School since 2007.  He’s been the Science Department Chair since 2011.  Prior to coming to San Marin, he worked as an environmental monitor in Sacramento and a summer camp director near the Russian River.  During his time at San Marin, he’s coached ultimate frisbee, freshmen girls volleyball, and JV and varsity boys soccer.

Mr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science in Evolution and Ecology, his Teaching Credential in Science, and his Masters of Education from UC Davis. He was selected as the 2014 Bay Area Educator of the Year by the California League of High Schools. In 2015, Mr. Williams was named a Milken Educator for California which is described as the “Oscars of Teaching.”

Mr. Williams grew up in Oakland and currently lives with his family, including his wife, three kids, and dog, in Novato.  In his spare time, Nick enjoys playing with his kids, running, hiking, reading The New Yorker, playing ultimate frisbee, going to the beach, building things, and working in the yard.

Timothy Blok
Timothy Blok
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Jennifer Carlomagno
Jennifer Carlomagno
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Teaching Credential: Dominican College
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Santa Barbara

Mrs. Melissa Havel (On Sabbatical)
Mrs. Melissa Havel (On Sabbatical)
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Dr. Michelle Lafevre-Bernt
Dr. Michelle Lafevre-Bernt
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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. Shealyn Mathews
Mrs. Shealyn Mathews
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Mrs. Virginia Vogl
Mrs. Virginia Vogl
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Teaching Credential: Sonoma State University
Bachelor’s Degree: Sacramento State University

Mr. Claudio Tronconi
Mr. Claudio Tronconi
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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

Ms. Rosa Herrera Nunez
Ms. Rosa Herrera Nunez
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Ms. Adriana Lopez
Ms. Adriana Lopez
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Ms. Neesha Patel
Ms. Neesha Patel
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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

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 Spinrad
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Mike Spinrad

Social Studies and Department Chair

Psychology, US History, AP Gov, AP Econ Gov/Econ

Teaching Credential: Dominican University of California
Bachelor’s Degree: UC Berkeley
Master’s Degree: St.Mary’s College of California

 

AB, Psychology, UC Berkeley

MA, Counseling, St. Mary’s College, Moraga

Single Subject Credential, Dominican University of California

Specialties: 20th-century presidents. biblical literature

Other: professional musician, cat owner

Mr. David Krakora
Mr. David Krakora
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Teaching Credential: Dominican University
Bachelor’s Degree: University of California Los Angeles

Mr. Robert Watson
Mr. Robert Watson
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Teaching Credential: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Bachelor’s Degree: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Master’s Degree: Touro Univeristy California

Mrs. Michelle LeMieux
Mrs. Michelle LeMieux
Mr. Jason Obstarczyk
Mr. Jason Obstarczyk
Teaching Credential: National University, Sacramento
Bachelor’s Degree: State University of New York at Buffalo
Mr. Bob Lacy
Mr. Bob Lacy
Education:
American University: Stuttgart, University of Tennessee, UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University
Ms. Greta Huneke
Ms. Greta Huneke

Special Education

Linda Miller
Linda MillerDepartment Chair
Mr. Stephen Lamott
Mr. Stephen Lamott
Mr. Brian Khoury
Mr. Brian Khoury
Mr. John Sanderbeck
Mr. John Sanderbeck
Ms. Carrie Beth McCall
Ms. Carrie Beth McCall
Ms. Bryce Noble
Ms. Bryce Noble
Susan Wright
Susan Wright
Ms. Susan Thompson
Ms. Susan Thompson
Carrie Lucia
Carrie Lucia
Ms. Genny Harris-Boyd
Ms. Genny Harris-Boyd

Visual Arts

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Jeniffer Norman
Jeniffer Norman
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Jennifer Norman

Advanced Art Teacher – San Marin HS

Jennifer was born in New York and studied art at Northeastern University in Boston where she obtained a BA in Painting. Jennifer studied Art for one semester in Viterbo, Italy where she took classes in landscape painting are figure drawing.  Jennifer experienced a once in a lifetime internship at the MOMA in New York  in the Conservation Dept where she witnessed the preservation process of major works and piloted a project that chronicled conservation materials.   After, Jennifer went on to work for the South Street Seaport Museum also in New York where she was inspired in the Education Dept.  This experience led her back to Boston to complete her MA in Education at Cambridge College.

Jennifer believes that while fine artworks are best seen in galleries and museums, art is to be found everywhere in life. So, she teaches her students to learn to look for and see beauty and significance even in castaway objects. She says, “To succeed as an artist , it is not a matter of competition with others, but a journey of self-discovery for each person.”   Her passions are teaching art, traveling, giving back and being a Mom to her 4 year old son who she says is a “Hoot!”.

Elenai Katsaros
Elenai Katsaros
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Eleni Katsaros is a graduate of the NUSD system. She began her college career in Greece and eventually moved back home to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Chico State. Having experience both as an Interior Designer and in the corporate business world, Ms. Kats returned to school in 2014 to follow her passion of working with our community’s youth and received her Teaching Credential from Dominican University . She spent her student teaching year locally along side Mrs. Heyer at Sinaloa and was soon thereafter hired here at San Marin for the 2015-2016 year. In her second year of teaching she returned as a JV Soccer Coach, a Varsity Softball Coach, a Club Supervisor, and as of December 2016 a Masters Degree Graduate. As a fresh teacher with a background that touches upon 21st century applications she is looking forward to giving Art new life at San Marin.  Creative careers are out there and Ms. Kats is determined to make real life connections between the creative thinking process and the futures of her students.

Luis Santos
Luis Santos
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