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.

Karen Ricketts
Karen Ricketts
Executive Director
(707) 524-2814
kricketts@scoe.org
Anna Moore
Anna Moore
Regional Director
Administrator Induction Program
(707) 522-3209
amoore@scoe.org
Sherry Navarro
Sherry Navarro
Administrative Specialist
(707) 524-2830
snavarro@scoe.org
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Credentials Advisor
(707) 524-2724
credentials@scoe.org
Melissa Quinn
Melissa Quinn
Curriculum Specialist
(707) 522-3029
mquinn@scoe.org
Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
Registrar/Advisor
(707) 524-2614
yrivassuarez@scoe.org
Nora John
Nora John
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2804
njohn@scoe.org
Susie Martinez
Susie Martinez
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2833
smartinez@scoe.org
Kathy Parnay
Kathy Parnay
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2807
kparnay@scoe.org

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.

Joan Kienzle
Joan Kienzle
Program Coordinator -
Del Norte and Humboldt Counties
(707) 457-3054
jkienzle@scoe.org
Pat Self
Pat Self
Program Coordinator -
Humboldt County
(707) 822-1017
pself@scoe.org
Michelle French
Michelle French
Program Coordinator -
Lake, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties
University-Partnered Interns - Marin, Napa, and Solano Regions
(707) 524-2657
mfrench@scoe.org
Susan Clarabut
Susan Clarabut
Program Coordinator -
Nevada County
(530) 268-2427
sclarabut@scoe.org
Patricia Law
Patricia Law
Program Coordinator -
Sonoma and Solano Counties
(707) 524-2854
plaw@scoe.org
Brooke Herrington
Brooke Herrington
Project Director -
SELPA Charter Schools,
Silicon Valley, Alameda, and Monterey Regions
(831) 588-2144
bherrington@scoe.org

Mentors play a critical role in the success of our Teacher Induction program and University-Partnered Intern Support and Supervision Program. 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

Inquiry Readers review and provide ongoing professional feedback to Teacher Induction Candidates and Mentors on online Inquiry documents and ePortfolio submissions.

Our Readers have 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.

Readers participate in ongoing professional development and training to stay up-to-date in supporting program participants with high-quality service.

Inquiry Readers Materials and Resources

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

Upcoming Meetings

  • Sonoma County - SCOE, November 2, 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm / Agenda (not yet available)
  • Sonoma County - SCOE, March 16, 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm / Agenda (not yet available)

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

Joan Kienzle, Program Coordinator

Humboldt County

Colby Smart, Coordinator of Learning Support Services, HCOE

Joan Kienzle, Program Coordinator

Pat Self, Program Coordinator

Glen Senestraro, Superintendent, FUHSD

Stephanie Smyth Jackson, Director of Instructional Services, MVUSD

Lake County

Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent, LCOE

Michelle French, Program Coordinator

April Leiferman, Assistant Superintendent, LCOE

Dave McQueen, Superintendent, KVUSD

Mendocino County

Aaron Carter, Director of Curriculum, MCOE

Michelle French, Program Coordinator

Tobin Hahn, Administration, MCOE

Paul Joens-Poulten, Assistant Superintendent, MCOE

Molly Snider, Education Specialist, MCOE

Joan Potter, Superintendent, LVUSD,

Nancy Shaw, H.R. Director, MCOE

Nevada County

Susan Clarabut, Program Coordinator

Shar Johns, Associate Superintendent, NCOE

Scott Lay, Superintendent/Principal, CCSD

Sonoma County

Gary Callahan, Superintendent, PCSD

Michelle French, Program Coordinator

Steve Jorgensen, Superintendent, WUSD

Michael Juric, Assistant Superintendent, SCOE

Patricia Law, Ed.D., Program Coordinator

Jason Lea, Assistant Superintendent, SRCSD

Melissa Quinn, Curriculum Specialist, SCOE

Linda Scheele, H.R. Director, PCSD

SELPA Charter

Shawna Garritson, 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

Elena Flores, Ph.D., University of San Francisco

Robin Gayle, Ph.D., MDiv, MFT, Acting Dean, Dominican University, San Rafael

Mary Glenn, Ph.D., Humboldt State University

Chris Hopper, Ph.D., Humboldt State University

Nicola Pitchford, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dominican University, Santa Rosa