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NFT Executive Board Members:

Co-Presidents: Mariah Fisher and Liz Nelson

High School Vice President: Tim Blok

Middle School Vice President:  Grace Cosentino

Elementary School Vice President:  Irma Manion

Executive Board Secretary: Kim Laabs

Treasurer: Cas Adler-Ivanbrook,

VP Special Education:  Lindley Perez Ross

Secretary Site Reps:  Irma Manion

Executive Director:  Julie DeRuvo


NFT Google Group

Email and request to be added to NFT's Google Group. Please provide NFT your personal email address to be included in the group. We utilize this group messaging service to notify members quickly of important information concerning certificated employees in the Novato Unified School District. 

Find our Brick!


NFT has a brick at Novato's City Hall. Visit City Hall - Go find it!

The Novato Federation of Teachers (NFT) is a professional teachers' organization dedicated to the improvement of public education in the Novato Unified School District.

Please email with any questions.

NFT's Constitution was restated and approved by members on March 22, 2021. The by-laws were updated and approved by members on the same date. Click on the links to view the current documents.
Additional Resources

The NFT is often asked questions like, "When was our last raise?" "How do we compare with other districts?" NFT Vice President Jon Dick has compiled the following data for our members.

It is easiest to use the step 10, BA+60 cell on the salary schedule for comparison. In 1999-2000 school year, step 10, BA+60 = $47,543 In 2010-2011 school year, step 10, BA+60 = $61,977.

Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed. MORE

Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.


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