The Novato Unified School District Board of Trustees has announced Kris Cosca, Ed.D. as the new superintendent for the Novato Unified School District as of July 1, 2019. Kris will succeed Jim Hogeboom, whom he has worked closely with for the past four years in various roles of the executive cabinet of NUSD. Hogeboom was named Superintendent for the San Rafael City Schools at its meeting on June 10, 2019.

Novato Board of Trustees President Debbie Butler said, “Kris possesses the skills and experience that are the right fit for our district and will provide continuity and focus.  He will continue to work closely with our staff, parents and community to move our current initiatives forward and to further our commitment to ‘Engage, Inspire and Empower’ every student.”

As a product of local public schools, Kris is a believer in the public school systems which he has served for 27 years. He has a wide range of educational experience including a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and both director and assistant superintendent of human resources. Kris is a valued and proven leader who is ready for this new role. Kris will bring focus to the NUSD system, celebrate successes, and thoughtfully lead Novato through future challenges.

“I am honored to become Superintendent of the Novato Unified School District.  I’ve really enjoyed the past four years at NUSD and am excited to take on this new role.  NUSD is a wonderful district with talented staff and incredible community support. I look forward to working with staff, families and the community to ensure every student fulfills their greatest potential,” commented Kris Cosca.

About Novato Unified School District

With a history of serving the community since 1859, the Novato Unified School District (NUSD) is situated in the gorgeous rolling hills in the North Bay. Just thirty minutes north of San Francisco, Novato is said to be the gateway to California’s wine country. The mission of Novato Unified School District is to engage, inspire and empower all students to reach their life goals in a rapidly changing world. The vision of NUSD is to create a caring environment at each school where students receive an innovative and personalized learning experience to help them develop the skills needed to be successful.

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