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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

    Gustavo Shinzato, Academic Counselor                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  His office is by our principal's office next door at San Antonio High School.  

    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 Secretary, Jessica Joerger, is available in the San Antonio High School office next door.

    Jessica Joerger, VOS Secretary
    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Her office is next to our principal's office next door at San Antonio High School.  

    Teacher Information & Biographies

    Math Teachers - Mr. Jim McHugh, Ms. Stacy Maderious, & Ms. Ruth Hansen  Our 3 part-time math teachers have desks at PHS and Casa where they work full-time.  They offer their math courses online only.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schedule: Ms. Maderious and Ms. Hansen work on Mondays only and Mr. McHugh works on Mondays and Tuesdays

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

    Mr. Tarpinian, English
    Tuesdays only, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.     

    Ms. Parker, science & PE
    : 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.

    Ms. Courtney Petersen, RSP teacher
    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Her classroom is next door at San Antonio High School.