Superintendent’s Office

Kris Cosca, Ed.D., serves as the Superintendent for the Novato Unified School District.

Kris cares deeply about Novato’s students and schools and believes that, together, we will transform NUSD from a school district with many pockets of excellence to one that consistently engages, inspires and empowers all students to realize their life goals.

Kris brings focus and plans to celebrate our successes, and thoughtfully lead us through our challenges. Kris has broad educational experience on the teaching and learning side of school districts as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and on the operational side as director, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent of human resources and strategic development. He has been with NUSD since 2015, most recently in the role as Deputy Superintendent Human Resources and Strategic Planning.

Kris is a lifelong learner who earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, teaching credential in multiple subjects, master’s degree in educational leadership, administrative credential, doctorate in organizational leadership and possesses his Chief Business Officer Certification from the California Association of Business Officials.

Kris’ parents were both educators and he is a proud product of our public-school systems. Kris is married, has two children and enjoys running. His wife teaches Biology and coordinates her school’s AVID program.

Ellen Christensen-DentonExecutive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees
Email: [email protected]
415 897-4211
Superintendent appointments; coordination of evaluation schedule; master calendar; Board of Education agendas and minutes; board reports; board policies; and special projects.
Leslie Benjamin Director
Leslie Benjamin DirectorCommunications & Community Engagement
Email: [email protected]
415 897-4259
Public relations; social media, media communications; information requests; newsletters; SARCs; special projects; Community Project Liaison, webmaster.