Principal - Jessica Notte
I love working in education and creating opportunities for all students to be successful, feel safe, respected and have a fun experience exploring new interests and connecting with people. I have worked as a public educator for over 20 years as a teacher, coach, curriculum developer, teacher mentor, Assistant Principal and Principal. I've worked with students from preschool through 12th grade. I have two Masters in Education degrees, one in Curriculum and Development and the other in Administration.
Currently, I have the great pleasure of being Principal at Borel Middle School. Borel is a most amazing place with a diverse population of around 1000 students and staff that come together to learn and have fun. We have an award winning drama and music program. We have great sports teams and Bobcat Pride! We continue to learn from our students what they need and are interested in and develop clubs and opportunities based on their input. We have a great parent community who supports us every step of the way.
When I'm not at school, I can be found having fun with my family and friends. Together with my partner and two school aged children, we love soccer, skiing, music, art and science. Our family and friends live all over the country so we are grateful to have them visit or travel to visit with them. We are a curious group and love to learn new things and meet new people. We are thankful for the opportunity to live in the Bay Area and serve our community professionally and personally.
Assistant Principal - Jennifer Brilhart
I am honored to be the Assistant Principal of Borel Middle School. I joined the Borel community in 2006 as a Special Education Teacher. Throughout my over 20 year career in education, I have taught a variety of subjects including Special Education, Social Studies and English Language Development at Borel and throughout the country; in San Francisco, South Carolina and Massachusetts. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Bard College in New York and a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As an educator and Bobcat enthusiast, I ground my work in our school mission; creating positive and safe opportunities for all students to collaborate, lead, reflect and learn in a rigorous and engaging environment.
When I am not at Borel, you can find me hiking or camping with my husband all over California, and during summer months, in a national park somewhere, exploring nature and learning about new places. While I have lived in the bay area for nearly 20 years, I grew up in Connecticut and Massachusetts and return often to visit my family.
I feel fortunate to be part of the Borel Community. Our community is diverse and works in partnership towards the academic and social emotional success of all students. We have so many opportunities in our classes, the arts, sports and leadership and a wide variety of clubs developed for students by students. This year I will work with students to help them find their answer to our theme question: How will you change the world?