North Coast School of Education

Faculty and Staff

teacher program

The faculty and staff of the North Coast School of Education (NCSOE) work together to provide high-quality, state-approved programs and services for teachers and aspiring administrators (see the NCSOE Organization Chart).

Jason Lea
Jason Lea
Executive Director
(707) 524-2814
Patricia Law
Patricia Law, Ed.D.
Regional Director
(707) 524-2854
Sherry Navarro
Sherry Navarro
Administrative Specialist
(707) 524-2830
Credentials Advisor
(707) 524-2724
Kelly Daly
Kelly Daly
Curriculum Specialist
(707) 524-8403
Mark Niemann
Mark Niemann
Curriculum Coordinator
(707) 522-3029
Lindsey Wyckoff
Lindsey Wyckoff
Practicum Supervisor Leader
Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
Yesenia Rivas-Suarez
(707) 524-2614
Susie Martinez
Susie Flores
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2833
Kathy Parnay
Kathy Parnay
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2807
Kenna Kitamura
Kenna Kitamura
Administrative Support
(707) 524-2818

Each county has a Program Coordinator who manages the day-to-day operations of his or her respective county for the Teacher Induction and the University-Partnered Intern programs.

Mary Ann Sheridan
Mary Ann Sheridan
Program Coordinator -
Del Norte and Humboldt Counties
Susan Takami
Susan Takami
Program Coordinator -
Mendocino and Sonoma Counties
Designated Subjects Credential Program
(707) 524-2657
Susan Clarabut
Susan Clarabut
Program Coordinator -
Nevada County
(530) 268-2427
Brooke Herrington
Brooke Herrington
Project Director -
SELPA Charter Schools,
Silicon Valley, Alameda, and Monterey Regions
Kelly Daly
Kelly Daly
Mentor Intern Support & Supervision Coordinator
(707) 524-8403

Mentors play a critical role in the success of our Teacher Induction, "Be A Teacher" Intern and University-Partnered Intern Support and Supervision programs. Each Teacher Induction Candidate and Intern is assigned a Mentor who provides ongoing individualized coaching, support and formative assessment guidance during their participation on our programs.

Mentor teachers meet with their Induction Candidates or Interns for a minimum of 10 hours per month and are required to attend professional development seminars. They also receive hands-on training throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please fill out an application and submit it to your HR Department.

Mentor Materials and Resources

Program Facilitators work with their County Coordinators across the region to support the implementation of the North Coast Teacher Induction Program (NCTIP) by overseeing seminars in teams of two.

Our Facilitators have extensive professional experience and knowledge regarding new teacher development, curriculum, instruction, and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

Facilitators participate in ongoing professional development, regularly and throughout the year, in order to stay current and increase their ability to expertly support program participants.

Facilitator Materials and Resources

The Portfolio Review Team reviews and provides ongoing professional feedback to Teacher Induction Candidates and Mentors on online Inquiry documents and ePortfolio submissions.

Our Team has extensive knowledge of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for CA Teacher Induction Programs, Californiaís Learning to Teach credential system and formative assessment, as well as exemplary educator experience in staff development and mentoring of teachers.

The Portfolio Review Team participates in ongoing professional development and training to stay up-to-date in supporting program participants with high-quality service.

Portfolio Review Team Materials and Resources

The Advisory Board provides invaluable guidance, support, and oversight to the regional consortium.

Regional Advisor Roles and Responsibilities 2019-20

Upcoming Meetings

  • Sonoma County - SCOE, October 3, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm (with virtual option)
  • Sonoma County - SCOE, January 23, 2020, 9:00am - 11:00am (virtual)
  • Sonoma County - SCOE, April 30, 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm (with virtual option)

NCTIPís Regional Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from district leadership, County Offices of Education and University partners.

Del Norte County

Ruth Clay, HR Specialist, DNUSD

Jeff Harris, County & District Superintendent, DNUSD

Colleen Parker, Director of HR, DNUSD

Mary Ann Sheridan, Program Coordinator

Humboldt County

Chris Hartley, Superintendent, HCOE

Glen Senestraro, Superintendent, FUHSD

Mary Ann Sheridan, Program Coordinator

Rosie Slentz, Coord. of Learning Support Services, HCOE

Stephanie Smyth Jackson, Coord. of Personnel Services, HCOE

Lake County

Jamie Buckner-Bridges, Coord. of Teacher Development, LCOE

Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent, LCOE

Cynthia Lenners, Assistant Superintendent, LCOE

Mendocino County

Bryan Barrett, Principal, Ukiah USD

Jamie Buckner-Bridges, Coord. of Intern Satellite Program

Nicole Glentzer, Assistant Superintendent, Ukiah USD

Joan Potter, Superintendent, LVUSD

Susan Takami, Program Coordinator

Nevada County

Susan Clarabut, Program Coordinator

David Curry, Superintendent, UHESD

Torie England, Superintendent, Penn Valley UESD

Sonoma County

Gary Callahan, Superintendent, PCSD

Kelly Daly, Curriculum Specialist, NCSOE

Kathy Harris, Principal, POUSD

Brandon Krueger, Ed.D., Superintendent, WUSD

John Laughlin, Assistant Superintendent, SCOE

Patricia Law, Ed.D., Regional Director

Gina Lynch, Director of Curriculum, Old Adobe USD

Stacy Spector, Assistant Superintendent, SRCSD

Susan Takami, Program Coordinator

SELPA Charter

Brooke Herrington, Project Coordinator

Lisa Wespiser, Curriculum Coordinator, Monterey Bay Charter School

Santa Cruz Satellite Intern Program

Debi Bodenheimer, Associate Superintendent, SCCOE

Linda Sarranto,Program Coordinator, SCCOE

University Partners

Heather Ballenger, Humboldt State University

Kelly Estrada, Sonoma State University

Sandra Fenderson, University of San Francisco

Chris Hopper, Ph.D., Humboldt State University

Cheryl Jones Walker, University of San Francisco

Susan O'Keefe, Ph.D., Sonoma State University

Laura Stivers, Ph.D., Dean, School of Liberal Arts & Education, Dominican University, San Rafael

Elizabeth Truesdell, Ph.D., Dept. Chair, Dept. of Education, Dominican University, San Rafael

Meeting Schedule 2018-19

  • SCOE, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am
  • SCOE, Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • SCOE, Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Advisory Team members:

Jason Lea, NCSOE Executive Director

Dr. Patricia Law, Regional Director

Linda Sheppard, Marin COE Consultant

Dr. Anne Richards, Educational Consultant

Paul Joens Poulton, Mendocino COE

Dr. Julie Synard, Cotati-Rohnert Park USD

Sarah Fountain, SCOE Coordinator

Tim McCarty, Brandman University

Glenn Sewell, National University