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PAGE 6 -- THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE. CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA ll around kids. It's energizing - there's with how they're used in real life. It's a excited at the prospect of being back in performing arts center. always a lot going on." lot of fun and so beneficial." the classroom this year. "He's really funny and he Looking forward, Johnson is excited Bertolucci grew up in Petaluma and "I love both the administrative andmakes you look at every day about the coming school year. He has a earned her B.A. in mathematics and her classroom portions of education, and in life in a different way. I cer- number of goals, including staying con- teaching credential from Sonoma State this job I get to do both," said Rocha. tainly enjoyed him last time nected with the community and University in 1995. Since then she's Rocha earned her B.A. from U.C. he was here," Guzman said. encouraging local students to attend been teaching math at the high school Riverside in 1997 and went on to get "If you know anything about Geyserville schools, level - first at Piner High School in her masters in administration and Will Durst, it will be political "A number Of local students choose Santa Rosa, and then in Geyserville, teaching credential from U.C. Santahumor that is performed so to attend larger schools elsewhere, where she's been since 1999. Barbara two years later, that everyone gets a laugh." We'd like to change this. We want stu- Originally Bertolucci wasn't thinking While in college, she spent a year Guzman said Durst has a dents to feel comfortable coming to our about going into administration, but abroad in Mexico where she worked in strong following in Northern schools and know that they're getting a when Hadden was planning her retire- orphanages and solidified her Spanish. California, and encouraged great education in a private-like setting, ment, the late Carnation asked "Mexico is when I knew I wanted to people to come see Durst at You won't get as much personal atten- Bertolucci if she wouldn't change her teach," she said. the performing arts center. tion from teachers at larger schools, mind. "I told him I'd love to," said Rocha is originally from Anderson "It's a perfect place for come- You just won't." Bertolucci. Valley and says that's a big part of why dy, It's intimate and there Deborah Bertolucci "It was so nice to have someone she's drawn to Geyserville. "I loveare no bad seats." Principal atNewTechAcademy mentor me into this role. Both Geyserville because it's so small- just Durst has performed A new superintendent isn't the only Katherine Hadden and Joe Carnation, six teachers and 120 students. "Durst Case Scenario" all change Geyserville is going to see this as well as my husband, Rick Klug, have Compared to a big school like Call over Northern California in year. At the middle and high school been instrumental in helping me take Calm6cac, it's a breath of fresh air." about 30 different theaters so level, longtime principal Katherine. over inthisrole." As with any new undertaking, far. His next stop after Hadden retired at the end of last year. Rebekah Rocha Rocha anticipates that she will face Cloverdale is the Edinburgh In her place, former math teacher Principal at Geyserville Elementary challenges this next year. But she is Fringe Festival, to perform Deborah Bertolucci is excited to take Geyserville Elementary School wel- confident that, together with the cam- his "BoomeRaging" show. the lead and has all kinds of ideas for comes Rebekah Rocha as its new princi- "munity, the school and its administra- "I think that anybody next year. pal and reading teacher this year. tion will be ready to handle anything who wants to laugh out loud "I'm really hoping to continue devel- Rocha comes to the elementary school that comes their way. on purpose against their will aping our campus, especially with pro- from Call Calm6cac in Windsor, where "I want to encourage anyone in the should come to my show ject-based learning," said Bertolucci. she served as assistant principal for the community to come in and contribute, because it's therapeutic. It's a "In project-based learning, students get past five years. Rocha has also taught We want to include parents and cam-way to forget your troubles ,l involved in their own learning and con- first, third and fourth grades and mid- munity members as much as we can. and laugh at me, Durst nect the concepts they learn in school dle school in Windsor and says she's You are welcome here." said. I WILL DURST "Durst Case Scenario" has two shows: Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m. People are welcome to arrive an hour early for food, wine and beer. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at Mail Center Etc 207 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, or online at www.cloverdaleperformin garts.com. Payless Self Storage SUMMER SPECIAL 2 Months Free Call Now!!! 894-9300 Boulevard Kuts A Full Service Hair Salon Women * Men * Children Haircuts Starting at $15 Open Monday - Friday 10 - 5 Saturday 10:30 - 6 894-9242 * 239-B S. Cloverdale Blvd. Ask us about our Rewards Program/ Se Habla Espafiol I .I.I I.I L.I 2~ SINK. LAW OFFICE JRUST.5. 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