The NCS Board of Directors is comprised of 5 members who form the exclusive governing body of the charter school. They are dedicated to the mission, vision, core principles, and to ensuring ongoing educational success and fiscal responsibility of the school. They form the exclusive governing body of the charter school. The Board of Trustees gives final approval to all personnel, budget, and policy decisions and ensures that the schools’ practices are consistent with the vision and mission of the schools. Board members are voted in by community serve a term of 3 years. Elections are held in the spring when vacancies occur. The Board delegates operating of the school to the NCS Administration.
Nicol Brescia is a parent of two lovely children, a current NCS student and an alumni attending her 3rd year at Marin School of the Arts student at Novato High. She has actively participated in the NCS school community for over 10 years. She began her career at a tech company in San Francisco; leaving there after 10 years as Regional Manager to begin her family. She is now following her passion in the Health & Fitness industry as a certified trainer, corrective exercise specialist & small group training fitness director.
Erik Berkowitz and wife Amy Baxt have two children at NCS and their youngest daughter will begin in the Dandelion classroom in the fall of 2019. Erik holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Learning and Change in Human Systems and currently works as a high school theater teacher at Redwood High School.
Alexandria (“Ali”) Quam grew up in San Anselmo and has lived in Novato for the past 15 years. She has two boys attending NCS. Ali is an attorney, mediator and temporary judge. She is employed by the Marin County Superior Court. She is a member of the court’s Executive and Leadership Teams and oversees the Legal Self Help and Family Court Services Divisions. Ali loves to work and volunteer in the community in which she and her children reside. She considers serving on the NCS Board a privilege and honor.
Lia Heath and her husband Tad live in Novato and have two children at NCS. Lia holds a BS degree in Communications from UCLA and an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Design from FIDM. She works as an apparel designer for activewear and outdoor brands such as The North Face, Athleta, Marmot and more.
Craig Allender and his wife CJ Hudlow have lived in Novato for 10 years and are the parents of an NCS first grader and future NCS Sunflower. Craig has an engineering degree from Penn State and moved to the Bay Area in 2002, working as a roofing and waterproofing consultant and is a partner at the firm for which he’s been employed since his arrival. Craig is also the head of the NCS Tiger Team where he coordinates parent volunteer projects and maintenance around campus. Craig enjoys sailing, college football, hikes and smiling.
The Board of Directors holds its regular meeting monthly. The meeting agendas are posted on the Homepage and on the school’s bulletin board 72 hours before each meeting. Unless otherwise stated, meetings begin at 6 PM in Room 9. Public participation is welcome and governed by the Board’s Public Communications Policy.
Board Schedule for the 2018-19 school year:
- September 12th (1:00 – 4:00 pm)
- October 17th
- November 14th
- December 12th
- January 16th
- February 13th
- March 13th
- April 24th
- May 29th
- June 19th