Faculty and Staff
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).
Practicum Supervisor Leader
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.
"Be A Teacher" Intern Program Lead Mentor Intern Support & Supervision Program & Permit Holder Professional Development Lead
Project Director -
SELPA Charter Schools,
Silicon Valley, Alameda, and Monterey Regions
Project Director -
Mendocino County and
Designated Subjects Credential Program
Program Coordinator -
Del Norte and Humboldt Counties
Project Director - Sonoma County and
Be A Teacher Intern Program (707) 524-2657
"Be A Teacher" Instructors provide classroom instruction and support for the courses offered throughout the program. Qualified Instructors are employed on a course-by-course basis in teaching assignments that reflect their area of expertise. While providing high-quality instruction, "Be A Teacher" Instructors support each Intern's successful completion of course requirements and passage of the state TPA assessment.
NCSOE employs a team of specially-trained Practicum Supervisors who provide individualized support to "Be A Teacher" Interns. Each Intern is assigned a Practicum Supervisor who visits the classroom regularly, approximately 18-20 times (twice a month) during Year One and 10-12 times (once a month) during Year Two. Practicum Supervisors encourage and support the Intern's professional growth and implementation of a variety of teaching strategies while providing constructive feedback and recommendations.
Program Facilitators work with their County Coordinators across the region to support the implementation of the North Coast Teacher Induction Program (NCTIP) by presenting professional learning classes.
NCSOE's 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.
Mentors play a critical role in the success of NCSOE's Teacher Induction, Designated Subjects, "Be A Teacher" Intern, University-Partnered Intern Support and Supervision, and Permit Holders Professional Development programs. Each program participant is assigned a Mentor who provides ongoing individualized coaching, support and formative assessment guidance during their participation in our programs.
Mentor teachers meet with their mentee(s) for a minimum of 4 hours per month and are required to attend professional learning throughout the year that provides opportunities to enhance their coaching knowledge and skills. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please fill out an application and submit it to your HR Department.
The Portfolio Review Team reviews and provides ongoing professional feedback to Teacher Induction Candidates and Mentors on online Inquiry documents and ePortfolio submissions.
NCSOE's 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.
The Advisory Board provides invaluable guidance, support, and oversight to the regional consortium.
- Fall Meeting: Tues., Nov. 1st, 2022, 9am - 11am, via Zoom
- Winter Welcome/Open House (via in-person by county): Date/Time/Location varies by county | Learn more
- Spring Meeting: Thurs., May 4th, 2023, 9am - 1pm, via in person at SCOE
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
Mary Ann Sheridan, Program Coordinator
Kerri Vue, Director of HR, DNUSD
Marika Myrick, Credential Analyst, HCOE
Mary Ann Sheridan, Program Coordinator
Gary Storts, Assist. Superintendent, Eureka City SD
Renae Will, Director of Personnel, Eureka City SD
Nora Wynne, CSI Learning Specialist, HCOE
Jamie Buckner-Bridges, Coord. of Teacher Development, LCOE
Brock Falkenberg, Superintendent, LCOE
Bryan Barrett, Principal, Ukiah USD
Tawny Fernandez, Director/Principal, MCOE
Nicole Glentzer, Mendocino County Supt. of Schools, MCOE
Christin Perrill, Project Director
Kelly Daly, Curriculum Specialist, NCSOE
Kate Gauger, Asst. Principal, Napa High School
Cindy Kerr-Friberg, Director of Student Affairs, Old Adobe USD
John Laughlin, Assistant Superintendent, SCOE
Matthew Harris, Superintendent, PCSD
Patricia Law, Ed.D., Regional Director
Gina Lynch, Director of Curriculum, Old Adobe USD
Lindsey Wyckoff, Project Director
Vicki Zands, Director of Human Resources, SRCS
Luz Gutierrez, Teacher/Coach, Voices College-Bound Language Academy
Brooke Herrington, Project Director
Heather Ballinger, CalPoly Humboldt
Cheryl Jones Walker, University of San Francisco
Suzanne O'Keefe, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
Elizabeth Truesdell, Ph.D., Dept. Chair, Dept. of Education, Dominican University, San Rafael