The Ranch’s Steffen named new principal at Tech High

Bob Steffen has been named principal at Cotati-Rohnert Park’s Technology High School on the Sonoma State University campus. The selection is expected to be ratified at the Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board’s Feb. 11 regular meeting. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. the Mountain Shadows Education Center, 7165 Burton [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

LJMS’s Galeazzi named top middle school teacher

Good news from Lawrence Jones Middle School in Rohnert Park – English teacher Rae Galeazzi has been named the Region 1 California League of Middle Schools educator of the year. The honor means Galeazzi, a 31-year veteran, will be honored at the California League of Middle Schools annual [...]

By | December 11th, 2012|1 Comment

Pulley reflects on how robo-calls affected school board race

Incumbent Karyn Pulley will not serve a fourth term on the Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board after coming in a distant fourth in a race for two seats. Readers may remember Pulley as the target of at least two so-called robo-calls that urged voters not to vote for her, [...]

By | November 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Thomas Page Academy kicking off fundraiser push

Back to School means back to fundraising for parent and community groups. The folks at Thomas Page Academy in Cotati-Rohnert Park School District is kicking off the school year with a fundraiser golf tournament on Sept. 22 at Washoe Creek Golf Course. It’s the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year [...]

By | August 17th, 2012|0 Comments

A look at first day of school dates across the county

 Trying to keep track of start dates for all of Sonoma County’s 40 school districts? Here is an attempt to help:  Aug. 15: Geyserville Unified, Sonoma Valley Unified, Wright  Aug. 16: Alexander Valley, Healdsburg, West Side Union, Windsor  Aug. 20: Santa Rosa City Schools, Bellevue, Bennett Valley, Mark West, Twin [...]

By | August 8th, 2012|0 Comments

Thomas Page’s Bickford named Twin Hills superintendent

Barbara Bickford has been named the new superintendent of the Twin Hills School District in Sebastopol. Bickford will take over July 1. Bickford is currently principal at Thomas Page School in the Cotati-Rohnert Park School District. In her 30 years as an educator she has served as a middle school [...]

By | June 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Interested in the future of La Fiesta Elementary?

Thanks Dominic. The date is fixed in the item below: ____ Officials from Cotati-Rohnert Park School District are hosting a forum Feb. 28 for community members interested in the potential re-opening of La Fiesta Elementary School. District officials are pursuing a plan to potential re-open the campus on Liman Way in Rohnert [...]

By | February 23rd, 2012|1 Comment

Cotati-RP holding bond spending town hall

Cotati-Rohnert Park School District will hold a town hall meeting to take public input and answer questions related to its 1990 bond measure funds and spending. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in Presentation Hall at Lawrence Jones Middle School, 5154 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|0 Comments

UPDATED (again): An updated ‘New Faces, New Titles’ list

UPDATED AGAIN: Wright has named Karen Salvaggio as interim superintendent. The list has been updated below. UPDATE: Brian Howard has been hired as the new principal at Willowside Middle School after serving as principal at Petaluma High School for four years. The list below has been updated. ____  We’ve written [...]

By | July 26th, 2011|2 Comments

New faces in Cotati-Rohnert Park schools

Robert Haley UPDATE: I spelled Bruce Mim's name wrong earlier. It is corrected below. __ There are some new faces in the Cotati-Rohnert Park School District for the 2011-12 school year. To read a story about new superintendent Robert Haley, click here http://bit.ly/n6aQU2 But also new to the [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|0 Comments