Mary Ann Spitzer became the Bacich Elementary principal in July 2020, after serving as a successful middle school principal, middle school vice principal, elementary academic coordinator and special education teacher in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District.
Mary Ann earned her administrator's credential from Sonoma State, holds a Master's degree in Instructional Research and Development from Purdue University as well as a B.A. in Special Education from Miami University (Ohio). Her two years of service in the Peace Corps as a teacher trainer in Honduras provided the opportunity for Mary Ann to become fluent in Spanish.
In addition to a strong background in a variety of educational service models in special education, Ms. Spitzer brings knowledge and experience in the areas of restorative practices, multi-tiered systems of support and culturally responsive teaching. She is a self-identified data geek and believes strongly in teacher collaboration facilitated through professional learning communities around student data.
Wendy Holmes joins the Kentfield administrative team with extensive teaching and administrative experience in public education. She began her career as a third grade and fifth grade teacher for seven years before stepping into site leadership roles. For nine years, Wendy served as Assistant Principal and Principal of elementary schools in West Contra Costa USD and Albany USD, where she helped to positively impact student learning and wellness, as well as foster an inclusive culture in these schools.
With her passion for instructional leadership, Wendy accepted the position of Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Mill Valley School District, where she worked for six years to enhance the K-8th grade academic programs and bolster the instructional practices across the district.
Wendy is thrilled to be returning to the school site level and serving the students, staff, and families at Bacich and Kent as K-8 Assistant Principal. She is committed to building strong partnerships and collaborating together to ensure all students reach their fullest potential, and thrive both academically and social-emotionally in our schools.
Wendy earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s in Education Administration from Saint Mary’s College of CA. She brings experience in curriculum selection and implementation, instructional and assessment best practices, supporting students through intervention programs, designing professional development, and integrating different practices and models to build equity in schools.