I was born and raised in the Bay Area and am a California girl through and through.  After graduating Heald Business College, I worked as a secretary for Chevron Corporation in San Francisco for 10 years, which is where I met my husband (Jim) of, now, 32 years!!  We moved to Petaluma from Tiburon and now have three “children” who are spread out across the country–Nathan (29 in Pennsylvania), Brian (24, USN, in Virginia Beach), and Sarah (22 attending Humboldt State).  All three of my children attended McKinley from K-6th grades, and I began working here 17 years ago.  When I am not working at McKinley, I also work at Walker Creek Ranch, an outdoor ed/conference facility run by the Marin County Office of Education. Jim and I spend part of our summers with his family on Block Island in Rhode Island; and, in my free time, I love to hang out with friends, walk the beach, or participate in a number of outdoor activities. I have been at McKinley as a parent and an employee, and it is the best school in Petaluma.

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  • rserbent@petk12.org