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Petaluma names new curriculum director

Mila Kell has been named the new director of curriculum and instruction at Petaluma City Schools. Kell has spent the last 22 years in Chicago Public Schools, most recently as the program manager for the Office of Language and Cultural Education where she developed curriculum guides for English learners among [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Hansell named new principal at Mary Collins at Cherry Valley

Fran Hansell has been hired as the new principal at Mary Collins at Cherry Valley Charter School in Petaluma. Hansell, who will leave her post as principal at Riebli Charter School at the end of the school year, will begin with Petaluma City Schools July 1, according to Petaluma district [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|0 Comments

Stevenson is new principal at Carpe Diem, Sonoma Mountain schools

Greg Stevenson is the new principal at Carpe Diem and Sonoma Mountain high schools in Petaluma. Stevenson had previously served as principal of Crossroads School, a 7th-9th grade community day program. Stevenson has served as an industrial arts teacher at Kenilworth Junior High, where he served as department chairman. He [...]

By | August 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Sheila Garvey takes over today at McNear

Sheila Garvey has been named principal at McNear Elementary School in Petaluma, according to officials with the Petaluma City Schools district. Garvey begins her new post today. Last year Garvey was an administrative intern at Mary Collins at Cherry Valley, a kindergarten through eighth grade campus. Prior to that, she [...]

By | July 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Rusty Sims named principal at San Antonio, Valley Oaks

Rusty Sims has been named principal of San Antonio High School and Valley Oaks School. He will start July 1. Current principal Lyn Moreno is retiring. For the past six years, Sims has served as principal at Carpe Diem and Sonoma Mountain high schools. Prior to that he taught English [...]

By | June 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Petaluma names Chad Carvey principal at Mary Collins

Petaluma City Schools has named Chad Carvey principal of Mary Collins at Cherry Valley Charter School. Carvey will replace Kathleen Larsen who is interim principal. Carvey comes from Brisbane School District in the peninsula where he is principal at Panorama Elementary School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from [...]

By | April 2nd, 2013|3 Comments

It’s back to school time!

UPDATE: The link is now active down below. _____ The biggest day of the 2012 back to school calendar is Wednesday, Aug. 22 when about 22,900 students return to the classroom. That day marks the first day of school for Petaluma, West Sonoma County High Schools, Old Adobe, Piner-Olivet among [...]

By | August 13th, 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

McKinley to launch gifted, talented magnet program

McKinley Elementary School in Petaluma is slated to open a new gifted and talented magnet program for the upcoming school year, according to Petaluma City Schools officials. The district is currently accepting enrollment for fourth graders only, with plans for expanding the program to include fifth graders in 2013-14 and [...]

By | July 2nd, 2012|1 Comment

Petaluma forging ahead with Transitional Kindergarten

With the state wavering in its commitment to the Transitional Kindergarten program, some districts are putting any plans for implementing the program on ice while others are forging ahead. Among those going forward is Petaluma City Schools which is now enrolling students in its Kinder Prep program for so called [...]

By | June 29th, 2012|0 Comments