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Noreen Montgomery named new principal of Napa Junction Elementary School
Posted 4/24/20

Noreen Montgomery has been named the Principal of Napa Noreen MontgomeryJunction Elementary where she will oversee the daily operations of the school, which is a Title 1 school and national Magnet School of Distinction focused on STEM and project-based inquiry and learning. Ms. Montgomery will be responsible for opening the new state-of-the-art Napa Junction campus funded by Measure H. She is taking the role which is being vacated by Donna Drago who is retiring after 28 years with the district.

Ms. Montgomery is currently Assistant Principal at Redwood Middle School where she has served since 2013, leading many programs such as the Reading and Math Inventory tests, CAASPP, English Language Curriculum as well as the special education program for both the professional community and students. NVUSD is actively recruiting a new Assistant Principal.

"For the past 8 years, Noreen has gained valuable experience in leading and collaborating with both educators and district staff with the success of students at the center," said Pat Andry-Jennings, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. "We welcome her expertise and forward-thinking energy to the special program we have at Napa Junction. Meanwhile, we bid a fond farewell to outgoing Principal Donna Drago who has spent over two decades as a part of the NVUSD family, most recently as Napa Junction’s Principal for nearly 10 years where she helped engage and challenge our students through a project-based learning environment."