TWO ROCK UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

5001 Spring Hill Road

Petaluma, CA 94952

Phone: 707-762-6617

Fax: 707-762-1923

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BETHA MACCLAIN

 SUPERINTENDENT / PRINCIPAL

Welcome to Two Rock! I am the Superintendent-Principal of Two Rock Union School District, and I am new to the role this year.  I look forward to getting to know the community and students here.  My greatest goal for our district is that our students feel excited to come to school each day, and that they maintain a love of learning, sense of curiosity, and a belief in their own agency that will stay with them throughout their lives.  

In case you are curious about me and how I came to Two Rock, here is a little bit of my background. I attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, studying studio art and theatrical costume after a detour into anthropology. I worked as a commissioned artist and costume designer for independent film and theater prior to becoming a teacher. My interest in anthropology lead me to a master's degree in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. Later, I earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute.


I am beginning my tenth year in school leadership.  Previously, I taught in both public and private schools, working with students in kindergarten through high school. I worked as a grant coordinator and visual arts teacher in the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School for many years, coordinating arts integration programs in K-12 schools across Santa Rosa. In addition, I worked as an instructional coach and mentor teacher.  I have been a school administrator in San Francisco, Petaluma, and Santa Rosa. My leadership work often focuses on equity issues, with an emphasis on developing programs for English Learners, Special Education, and student re-engagement.  

 

The arts remain an important part of my life and a powerful avenue for students to both communicate original ideas and find individual success. While working at ArtQuest, I was a member of the Sonoma County Arts Council Arts Education Alliance and the Sonoma County Museum Visioning Committee and became very involved in our county's rich artistic culture, for which I continue to advocate. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Symphony, and I maintain my own art studio, although these days I am pretty busy at school! 


When I am not working and thinking about education, I love to work on artistic projects, travel, and spend time outdoors with my family and our dogs.

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