NDV’s Vice Principal

Vice Principal’s Welcome:

Salutations et bienvenue à l’école Notre Dame des Victiores!

I am honored to continue serving the NDV community this 2018-2019 academic year. I have the privilege of working alongside Mrs. Sarah Currier, our new principal, as well as with the numerous innovative faculty and staff that bring a joy for learning and the zeal of Catholic education to the students whom we serve and teach.

I look forward to my second year here at NDV, and especially towards working with parents and teachers in helping shape our scholars into life long learners and disciples for Christ. I will continue to work with parents and teachers in supporting all students through the Student Success Team (SST) program, Discipline, and as Religion Coordinator – supporting the Religious Education program and Sacramental preparation.

I myself am a product of Catholic education, and a proud alumnus of St. Peter’s School in the Mission district of San Francisco, of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, Saint Mary’s College of California, and of the University of Notre Dame. I have personally experienced and seen the power of a quality Catholic education, and I am happy to help carry that on to others as well. Our mission is the mission of the Church, to “make God known, loved, and served.”

At NDV we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all. We welcome all, and embrace each individual’s gifts and talents. We are a community of diverse learners, and we celebrate this. We aspire to create a compassionate student body, and day by day, a more compassionate world. The scholars at NDV are “Today’s learners, and tomorrow’s leaders.” Thank you for sharing in our mission and vision for your children. God Bless you!

Best Regards,

Mr. MarcAngel Nava, Vice Principal

 

For more information about NDV school resources, please visit the Parent & Student Resources page.

Student Success Team

At NDV we use the Student Success Team to help our students have a successful school experience. The Student Success Team is comprised of the student’s teachers, counselor, vice principal, principal and parents. The vice principal acts as the facilitator and note taker. Our purpose is to support our students’ academic, spiritual, social, and emotional well-being. Having the student’s teachers and his/her parents together provides us with a more complete picture of the student.

When a parent or teacher feels a student would benefit from an SST meeting, a Student Referral Form is initiated by the student’s teacher to begin the process. The form indicates areas of strength, areas of concern and interventions which have been used with the student. The parents also complete a Parent Preparation Form indicating the student’s strengths, the parents’ concerns, what motivates the student, and the parents’ goals and expectations for the student.

At the SST meeting, we develop an Action Plan to help the student become more successful at NDV. The Action Plan might include interventions such as, working with teachers after school, working with a tutor, monitoring of the student’s planner, and/or a request for a psycho-educational assessment to see how the student learns. The vice principal will summarize the SST meeting articulating the agreed upon interventions intended to assist the child in becoming a successful learner. Each participant will receive a written copy of the Action Plan.

Response to Intervention (RTI) forms will be part of the student’s report card. The RTI will list the interventions and the student’s progress using each intervention. Follow up meetings will be held if deemed necessary.

If, as part of your child’s action plan, he/she is permitted to use an e-Reader, laptop/tablet, iPad or other electronic device, please complete a BYOD User Agreement 2018-19.

Online Resources

Parents Education Network
The Parents Education Network offers a lot of support for parents of children with learning challenges. Visit their website for a list of speakers, workshops, and resources.

SAFE Voices
SAFE Voices is an organization of young people who have learning disabilities. They share their struggles and their successes.

MarcAngel Nava

MarcAngel Nava

Vice Principal and Religion Coordinator

To contact Marc Nava, please email nava@ndvsf.org or call the school office at 415.421.0069.