Superintendent’s Office

Kris Cosca


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Ellen Christensen-Denton
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
and Board of Trustees

Hover For Responsibilities


Leslie Benjamin
Director, Communications and Community Engagement

Hover For Responsibilities


Business Services

Yancy Hawkins

Assistant Superintendent- Business & Operations

Ashley Albertson

Executive Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent,

Business & Operations

Nancy Walker

Director of Fiscal Services

Jennifer Frost

Business Manager

Payroll and Benefits


Suzette Donnelly

Payroll (A-G)

Nellie Gogas

Payroll (H-N)

Abbie St. Marie Kearns

Payroll (O-Z & Charter)

Accounts Payable

Kathy Potter

Account Tech III

Mel Malnar

Account Tech II/AP

Misc Services

Renee Bracken

Account Tech III / Attendance 


Account Tech II / AR

Facilities and Capital Projects

Mike Woolard, PE

Executive Director of Facilities
[email protected]
(415) 493-4588

Melissa Duggan

Bond Project Coordinator
[email protected]
(415) 493-4231

Education Services

Amie Carter

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

(415) 493-4269
[email protected]

Student Success

Jen Larson

Director, Student Success
(415) 493-4242
[email protected]

Suzanne Hirshfield

Coordinator Assessments & Accountability
(415) 493-4233
[email protected]

Rhonda Flemming

 Coordinator Multiple Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
(415) 493-4227
[email protected]

Katie Cobb-von Husen

 Coordinator Prevention Programs
(415) 798-5327
[email protected]

Amanda Davis

Coordinator of Teaching & Learning
(415) 493-4232
[email protected]

Leslie Smith

TOSA English Learners
(415) 493-4269
[email protected]

Karen Freemantle

TOSA- Instruction
(415) 493-4287
[email protected]

Pheobe Smith

Marta Posada

Newcomer Counselor – Secondary
(415) 493-4236
[email protected]

Karina Akouka

Newcomer Counselor – Elementary
(415) 493-4221
[email protected]

Susie Treanor

Administrative Assistant
(415) 493-4269
[email protected]

Special Education


Angela Kriesler

Director of Special Education

Deanna Scott

Assistant Director of Special Education

Andrew Weiher


Courtney Callen

Secondary Program Specialist

Christine Spores

Pre-k/Elementary Program Specialist

Krystal Ahmad

Early Intervention Program Specialist

Sally Carbonaro

Administrative Secretary

Helen Hughes Tome

Administrative Assistant

Food and Nutritional Services (FANS)

Cody Williams

Director of Food and Nutritional Services
[email protected]

Gina Proffitt

Program Specialist
[email protected]

Laura Swanson

Account Tech
[email protected]

Robin Larson

Site Operations Supervisor
[email protected]

Marlene Bergo

[email protected]

Human Resources

Jonathan Ferrer

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
[email protected]

Cyndee Cannon

Executive Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent, HR
[email protected]

Michelle Gassner

Human Resources Specialist
[email protected]

Coordinates certificated staff personnel actions, recruitment, hiring, unit advancement, evaluation tracking, employee maintenance, and data entry.

Marcia Carey

Human Resources Specialist
[email protected]

Coordinates classified staff personnel actions, recruitment, hiring, unit advancement, evaluation tracking, employee maintenance, and data entry.

Jennifer Albini

Executive Assistant I
[email protected]

Maintains Substitutes, Coaches, Volunteers, Aesop and absence tracking; Professional Expert Agreements; classified evaluation tracking; TB testing and fingerprinting; Mandated Reporting; Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate

Dana Sarubbi

Benefits & Payroll Technician
[email protected]

Maintains District benefits for all staff, including health, dental, vision, and commuter benefits; manages workers’ compensation claims; processes leaves of absence; provides retirement guidance and contact information.

Information Technology

Tim Rocco

Director of Information Technology
[email protected]

Technology Support Services Team


email [email protected] (in emergencies dial) ext. #4299

Need support with technology in your office or classroom?

Don’t panic! Email [email protected] to connect with your nearest tech and get your issue resolved. In a tech emergency, you can always call extension #4299 to reach our help desk directly and summon help. The NUSD tech support team is here to help!

Ryan Green

Technology Supervisor
[email protected]

Ryan has been working in technology for k-12 school districts since 2001. He graduated from CSU Chico with a degree in Information and Communication Systems. He joined NUSD in November of 2014 as the I.T. Supervisor.

Joan Finkle

Network Analyst
[email protected]

Joan Finkle has been working in the IT industry since 1998 and has been with the district since 2013. She has experience in supporting single user environments up to enterprise level systems and looks forward to supporting and helping NUSD grow.

Betsy Ussery

Systems Analyst
[email protected]

Betsy has been working for NUSD since 2001. She initially worked as a tech at Olive Elementary, then graduated to the District Office IT department in 2008. Betsy graduated from College of Marin with an AA in Behavioral Sciences. She now serves the District as a Systems Analyst, coordinating the installation, maintenance, and repair of important systems throughout the district.

Data Support Services Team

Alex Perez

Data Systems Supervisor
[email protected]

Alex has worked in IT for 11 years, specializing in server and data systems. He currently serves as the Data Systems Supervisor. Studying at CSU Stanislaus and I.T.T Tech, he majored in computer sciences. Before bringing his talents to NUSD, he previously worked at San Rafael City Schools.

Don Nicodemus

Systems Analyst
[email protected]

In the last 25 years, Don has worked as a Programmer, Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, IT Consultant, and Supervisor including 12 years at educational organizations ranging from K-12 and graduate institutions. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

TJ Joyce

Financial Systems Specialist
[email protected]

Craig Lubey

Student Systems Technician II
[email protected]

Cassandra Diaz

Systems Analyst
[email protected]

Maintenance and Operations

 (415) 892-1596

Tony Albini

Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation
[email protected]
(415) 493-4575

Lynette Van Dalen

Administrative Secretary
[email protected]


(415) 892-1598

Melissa Remy

Transportation Supervisor
(415) 493-4580

Evie Hodgkinson

[email protected]

NUSD does not provide home to school transportation for its general education students.  If you need help in transporting your child to school, Marin Transit and SchoolPoolMarin are good resources.

In order to serve more NUSD students, Marin Transit is changing their transportation routes as of August 4, 2013.

Click here for their July 17, 2013, press release:

New Route 151
New Route 154