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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 ; and 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.





Welcome to our new website and an exciting new year at Lu Sutton!  Please take the time to explore our website and check back throughout the year for information, upcoming events, class information, and a current calendar of events.

I am happily beginning my sixth year as principal at Lu Sutton.  Prior to here I was a principal for 9 years in Sonoma County and a teacher for 15 years in Nevada County.  I have two wonderful sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and five amazing grandchildren.  My 20 year old niece is currently living with me.  My favorite pastime is to spend time with my family.  This summer I traveled to Portugal where I fell in love with the people, the cities, the culture, the food, and the music!  I hope to return someday!

I invite you to join me and the LS staff as we continue to nurture our students in a caring culture.  We will be implementing Project Based Learning (PBL), Lucy Calkins writing, new Science (NGSS) curriculum, and Second Step.  Teachers will pilot a rubric to assess students’ ability to use collaboration skills.  Equity and cultural awareness will be a common thread throughout all.  To hear more about these school initiatives look for information about our first Parent Edcamp coming this fall.

One of my goals is to provide more opportunities for parents and families to be informed so they can become involved at our amazing school.  I appreciate your partnership as we nurture and educate your children .  Thank you so much for your support.

Lu Sutton Elementary

  • 1800 Center Rd, Novato, CA, 94947
  • 415-897-3196
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