New NHS Staff
By Zach Leshin
As you might have noticed this school year, Novato High School has introduced a tremendous amount of new staff members.
These new faces around campus include math teacher Michelle Hausler, musical arts teacher Matt Verplaetse, and Assistant Principal Christy Stocker.
Hausler teaches Algebra 2, Geometry, and Algebra 2 Plus. Due to her husband being relocated for a job, she moved from Indiana University to California. Hausler is loving her new students and other fellow staff members. She is a huge outdoors fan and is enjoying her life so far at Novato High School.
“My experience here has been great, the students here are fantastic and it's been a lot of fun,” said Hausler. “The students are higher achievers and really care about learning compared to where I was before. I really enjoy teaching here.”
Another fantastic new teacher on campus is Matt Verplaetse, an MSA music teacher.
“I like it very well so far,” said Verplaetse. “I have taught at a few different schools but Novato has been very welcoming…I feel like I have been very warmly received by students.”
Alongside the various new teachers here at NHS, the Hornets have also have gained a new administrator.
Christy Stocker, a new assistant principal, was a head principal at a small K-8 school in West Marin called Nicasio School for about 10 years before coming to Novato.
“Novato High School is awesome, I find the staff and students super welcoming; it’s been great,” said Stocker when asked about her time at Novato.
Stocker has very big and bright plans for the future of Novato High. She hopes to identify more opportunities and programs so that every student can experience success.
All these new Novato High staff members are loving their new jobs and it's all because of the loving arms of our fantastic students. These new Hornets are looking great and the future's looking bright for Novato’s academics.