North Coast School of Education

Faculty and Staff

teacher program

The faculty and staff of the North Coast School of Education (NCSOE) work together to provide high-quality, state-approved programs and services for teachers and aspiring administrators.

Jason Lea
Jason Lea
Executive Director
(707) 524-2814
Patricia Law
Patricia Law, Ed.D.
Regional Director
(707) 524-2854
Sherry Navarro
Sherry Navarro
Administrative Specialist
(707) 524-2830
Credentials Advisor
(707) 524-2724
Melissa Quinn
Melissa Quinn
Curriculum Specialist
(707) 522-3029
Kelly Daly
Kelly Daly
Curriculum Coordinator
(707) 524-8403
Lindsey Wyckoff
Lindsey Wyckoff
Practicum Supervisor Leader
Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
(707) 524-2614
Susie Martinez
Susie Flores
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2833
Kathy Parnay
Kathy Parnay
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2807
Kenna Kitamura
Kenna Kitamura
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2818

Each county has a Program Coordinator who manages the day-to-day operations of his or her respective county for the Teacher Induction and the University-Partnered Intern programs.

Mary Ann Sheridan
Mary Ann Sheridan
Program Coordinator -
Del Norte and Humboldt Counties
Susan Takami
Susan Takami
Program Coordinator -
Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties
University-Partnered Interns - Marin, Napa, and Solano Regions
(707) 524-2657
Susan Clarabut
Susan Clarabut
Program Coordinator -
Nevada County
(530) 268-2427
Brooke Herrington
Brooke Herrington
Project Director -
SELPA Charter Schools,
Silicon Valley, Alameda, and Monterey Regions

Mentors play a critical role in the success of our Teacher Induction, "Be A Teacher" Intern and University-Partnered Intern Support and Supervision programs. Each Teacher Induction Candidate and Intern is assigned a Mentor who provides ongoing individualized coaching, support and formative assessment guidance during their participation on our programs.

Mentor teachers meet with their Induction Candidates or Interns for a minimum of 10 hours per month and are required to attend professional development seminars. They also receive hands-on training throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please fill out an application and submit it to your HR Department.

Mentor Materials and Resources

Program Facilitators work with their County Coordinators across the region to support the implementation of the North Coast Teacher Induction Program (NCTIP) by overseeing seminars in teams of two.

Our Facilitators have extensive professional experience and knowledge regarding new teacher development, curriculum, instruction, and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Facilitators participate in ongoing professional development, regularly and throughout the year, in order to stay current and increase their ability to expertly supporting program participants.

Facilitator Materials and Resources

The Portfolio Review Team reviews and provides ongoing professional feedback to Teacher Induction Candidates and Mentors on online Inquiry documents and ePortfolio submissions.

Our Team has extensive knowledge of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for CA Teacher Induction Programs, Californiaís Learning to Teach credential system and formative assessment, as well as exemplary educator experience in staff development and mentoring of teachers.

The Portfolio Review Team participates in ongoing professional development and training to stay up-to-date in supporting program participants with high-quality service.

Portfolio Review Team Materials and Resources

The Advisory Board provides invaluable guidance, support, and oversight to the regional consortium.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Sonoma County - SCOE, November 2, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sonoma County - SCOE, March (date TBD), 9:00am - 12:00pm

NCTIPís Regional Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from district leadership, County Offices of Education and University partners.

Del Norte County

Steve Godla, Assistant Superintendent, DNUSD

Jeff Harris, County & District Superintendent, DNUSD

Mary Ann Sheridan, Program Coordinator

Humboldt County

Chris Hartley, Superintendent, HCOE

Glen Senestraro, Superintendent, FUHSD

Mary Ann Sheridan, Program Coordinator

Colby Smart, Coordinator of Learning Support Services, HCOE

Stephanie Smyth Jackson, Director of Instructional Services, MVUSD

Lake County

Jamie Buckner-Bridges, Project Coordinator, LCOE

Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent, LCOE

Cynthia Lenners, Assistant Superintendent, LCOE

Dave McQueen, Superintendent, KVUSD

Susan Takami, Program Coordinator

Mendocino County

Jamie Buckner-Bridges, Program Coordinator, MCOE

Chris Francis, Education Coordinator, MCOE

Tobin Hahn, Administration, MCOE

Joan Potter, Superintendent, LVUSD

Susan Takami, Program Coordinator

Nevada County

Susan Clarabut, Program Coordinator

Trisha Dellis, Superintendent, NCSD

Torie England, Superintendent, Penn Valley UESD

Sonoma County

Gary Callahan, Superintendent, PCSD

Brandon Krueger, Ed.D., Superintendent, WUSD

John Laughlin, Assistant Superintendent, SCOE

Patricia Law, Ed.D., Regional Director

Jason Lea, Assistant Superintendent, SRCSD

Melissa Quinn, Curriculum Specialist, SCOE

Linda Scheele, H.R. Director, PCSD

Susan Takami, Program Coordinator

SELPA Charter

Aimee Alling, Director, Big Sur Charter School

Brooke Herrington, Project Coordinator

University Partners

Emiliano Ayala, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

Mary Dingle, Ph.D., Humboldt State University

Sandra Fenderson, University of San Francisco

Mary Glenn, Ph.D., Humboldt State University

Chris Hopper, Ph.D., Humboldt State University

Cheryl Jones Walker, University of San Francisco

Susan O'Keefe, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

Laura Stivers, Ph.D., Dean, School of Liberal Arts & Education, Dominican University, San Rafael

Elizabeth Truesdell, Ph.D., Dept. Chair, Dept. of Education, Dominican University, San Rafael

Meeting Schedule 2017-18

  • SCOE, Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 9:00am - 11:30am
  • SCOE, Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
  • SCOE, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am
  • SCOE, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am

Advisory Team members:

Dr. Anna Moore, Regional Director II

Linda Sheppard, Marin COE Consultant

Gail Eagan, Educational Consultant

Karen McGahey, SCOE Director

Dr. Anne Richards, Educational Consultant

Paul Joens Poulton, Mendocino COE

Jason Lea, Santa Rosa City Schools

Teri Metzger, Rincon Valley USD

Dr. Julie Synard, Cotati-Rohnert Park USD

Brulene Zanutto, SCOE Coordinator

Gail Andrade-Ahlas, Educational Consultant, PASC Faculty

Tim McCarty, Brandman University

Glenn Sewell, National University