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
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Jim Hogeboom comes to the Novato Unified School District with more than 25 years’ experience in public education. Before entering education, he worked for 5 years in the private sector for Boise Cascade Office Products in both sales and management. Prior to coming to Novato, Hogeboom served as the Superintendent in the Lucia Mar Unified School District on the Central Coast for seven years. Previously he was the Assistant Superintendent in the Corvallis Unified School District in Oregon; the Principal of Cooley Middle School in the Roseville City School District; the Assistant Principal at Hill Middle School in Novato, and a teacher at Tamalpais High School in the Tamalpais Union High School District. Hogeboom has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a rabid Bear fan. He also has a Master’s Degree in education from California State University at San Francisco, where he also received his teaching credential. Jim officially became the Superintendent of the Novato Unified School District on July 1, 2015 and is very excited to return to Marin County and to the district where he began his administrative career. Jim and his wife Gwen have two children, live in Novato and love to hike and bike on Mount Tamalpais.