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  • Ms. Lofton, Principal

    Ms. Lofton

    Bachelors Degree Social Studies with Emphasis on History, SSU
    Teaching Credential, Single Subject Social Studies, SSU
    MA Education, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Emphasis "Jazz as an Instructional Tool", SSU
    Administrative Credential, SSU

     ..., Academic Counselor - coming soon!

    Susan Cook, VOS Secretary
    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Susan comes from a family of educators. Choosing not to go into the education field, Susan became an attorney. After growing up in Florida, Susan eventually came to Petaluma and has lived here for the past 20 years and has raised her three sons here - all three are in Petaluma City Schools. Susan stopped practicing law to raise her children and has been very involved in volunteering with her children's schools, including the PHS Music Boosters Club treasurer and the PHS Athletic Boosters Club treasurer. She sought out a part-time job this past summer (2019) now that her sons are older. When Susan leaves at 1:00 PM, our Senior Secretary, Peggy Soares, is available in the main office next door.

    Peggy Soares, VOS Secretary
    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Peggy's office is next to our principal's office next door.  As with our principal, we share Peggy with San Antonio High School.

    Teacher Information & Biographies

    Math Teacher - coming soon!

    Ms. Garcia, art
    Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:30 - 11:30
    Biography: Cecilia Elvira Garcia’s life is rooted in her love of the Arts. She graduated from Sonoma State with Bachelor's in Art. Recently, she graduated from New York University with a Masters in Studio Art. Cecilia’s graduate studies were international; she spent time in Venice, Italy & went on to complete her Masters in Berlin, Germany. Cecilia also had the opportunity to work as an Artist in Costa Rica for a summer. She believes in the importance of the Arts in the community. Cecilia has worked and volunteered in various Museum settings, after-school family Art programs, taught painting to families in a Cancer Center, and has also taught Art in a Family Shelter. Cecilia has her own studio space and continues to refine and grow as an Artist.  

    Ms. Halsey, social sciences
    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.   
    Lunch Schedule: 
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, except Tuesdays 12:30-1:30

    Ms. Kesseru, English
    Schedule: 
    Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.   
    Lunch Schedule: 
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM     

    Ms. Parker, science & PE
    Schedule
    : Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.   
    Lunch Schedule:  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM on Mon., Thurs., & Fri. and 2-3pm on Tues. and 2:30-3:30 on Wed. (not on campus during this time) 
    Biography:  Mrs. Parker grew up in Larkspur and Sebastopol. She was the first woman in Sonoma County to receive a nomination or a dual nomination to both the Air Force and Naval Academies in 1986. She is the first woman from Sonoma County to attend Annapolis.  She has always had a deep passion and desire to spend her life in a career where she can be of service to others. After five years of traditional teaching positions, she came to Valley Oaks in the fall of 2003, where she finds continual inspiration and delight in her meaningful interactions with Valley Oaks students and families. She taught summer school for 7 years for Santa Rosa City Schools and 2 years for Valley Oaks.  Aside from her primary goal of giving students a strong foundation in science, she encourages all students to participate in community service activities and to strive to develop their personal character.