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Our Mission: The Novato Unified School District is an innovative and effective education system that provides diverse academic experiences to meet individual student needs, and challenges students to realize their educational potential.

Our Vision: The Novato Unified School District is committed to providing an educational experience that will: · ensure students possess academic and technical knowledge to enter successful careers and post-secondary experiences. · prepare all students to be successful, responsible, and productive citizens and leaders in a diverse and global society · encourage students to embrace a variety of learning opportunities throughout their lifetime · provide students with tools to unlock their full potential The Novato Unified School District will exemplify excellence in education by ensuring high quality, innovative instruction and equitable access to learning opportunities that inspire and prepare students to reach their utmost success.


M.A. Education & Administrative Services Credential,
San Francisco State University

Single Subject Credential Math & Chemistry,
San Francisco State University 

B.A. Philosophy,
Humboldt State University

Welcome families and members of the Novato Community! My name is Jeff Wallace, and I am proud to serve as the principal of Sinaloa Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year. I am excited to be back in Novato Unified, where I started my career in Education as a teacher at both Nexus Academy and then Novato High School. I taught High School Math at NHS for 7 years, and during that time I grew to love the students and parents in this community. In addition to my time teaching, I also served as Athletic Director, and Varsity Boys/Girls Soccer coach. I have enjoyed every minute of my career with NUSD, and I am very grateful for this opportunity!

I believe that children learn best when they feel safe, cared for, and supported. Every child is different, and every child can be successful if we look at their strengths, and find ways to make learning meaningful to them. As a father of three young children myself, I fully understand that the learning needs of each individual are unique, and we will do everything possible to try and reach each and every child effectively.

My doors are always open, feel free to meet with me any time if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to learn more about Sinaloa. I look forward to working with all of you, and with your students!


Jeff Wallace

Sinaloa Middle