Administrative Officer | Director | Chief Financial Officer | Office Manager | Admin Manager | Office Staff
Ms. Lloyd’s tenure at NCS began in 1996 when she became a founding parent of the school. After a hiatus, she returned in 2012 as the school’s director. Ms. Lloyd has a BS in Nutritional Sciences, a California Public School Teaching Credential, a Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, and an Education Administration Services Credential. She has taught in public schools, public Waldorf charter schools and private Waldorf schools, including Colegio Waldorf de Cuernavaca, in Mexico, where she became fluent in Spanish. Ms. Lloyd’s two adult children received a Waldorf education Kindergarten through High School, which afforded her the opportunity to experience the education from a parent’s perspective.
Mr. Tomola brings a wealth of experience and expertise to NCS. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Municipal Parks Administration and Spanish from Central Washington University, and Master of Arts in Multicultural Education from San Francisco State University. He holds a California Single Subject, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Bilingual (Spanish) Certificate and a California Administrative Services Credential.
Mr. Tomola launched his career in education by teaching Spanish, English as a second language and as an academic math coach. After teaching, he entered school administration, working for seven years in traditional public school settings as an elementary school principal and middle school assistant principal. Most recently, Mr. Tomola has served four years as the Executive Director of the Live Oak Charter School, a sister school of NCS.
In 2009 Mr. Tomola was introduced to Waldorf Education during a Nonviolent Communication seminar. This introduction initiated his studies into Waldorf pedagogy and he began his formal Waldorf teacher training at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training in 2010. To integrate his public school experience and his affinity for Waldorf, he joined the school board at Stone Bridge School, a TK-8 Waldorf Public School in Napa Valley. Mr. Tomola served for two years there, including the role of Board President, and helped lead the school through institutional transitions. Additionally, Mr. Tomola has experience from the parent perspective as his own two children, Kaelyn (KK) currently attends and Marcus attended local public Waldorf schools.
Mr. Tomola moved to California in 1998 after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador. He spent the next decade transitioning from single life to family life. He and his wife Katie moved to Sonoma 12 years ago. They have two COVID dogs, Oski and Stella (sibling mutts). During his free time, Mr. Tomola enjoys spending time with his family, attending his children’s sporting events including swim meets and lacrosse games, taking the dogs out for walks, swimming, and cooking.
Chief Financial Officer
John became the CFO of NCS in July 2018. After having served in finance and operations leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, John was the Operations Director at the Sebastopol Charter School from 2013 to July 2018. Earlier in his career, he was an international business executive with General Electric, leading and serving in various management capacities. A certified Waldorf teacher, John completed his training at Rudolf Steiner College receiving his MA in Waldorf Education. He also holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, an MA in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a certificate from the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) where he studied abroad.
Jill came to us with over 15 years of experience in working with students and teachers, in both classroom and office environments. She has worked for the Novato Unified School District since 2009 and became the Office Manager at NCS in 2014. Jill grew up traveling the world, as her father was involved in the Peace Corps, then settled in Novato, where she attended middle school and high school.
Megan joined the Novato Charter School staff in January 2021. Before that, she worked at West County High School since 2015 and at a vet hospital for 10 years. Megan grew up in Sebastopol and now is raising her two kids with her husband there. When Megan is not working at NCS she is working as Director of Coaching for WESCO, coaching her daughters’ travel team, and Coaching the West County girls High school soccer team. During her downtime, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and animals.
Annie joined NCS in 2015. She enjoys working with the students and appreciates the work and collaboration of all the parents and NCS staff. On her leisure time Annie loves reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Laurie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Parks and Recreation at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She has held a variety of roles in the Sports and Health Club Industries as well as Recreation and Camp programs for elementary-age students. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Laurie lived in Chicago, Massachusetts, and also Michigan, where she grew up.