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interim Principal Anna Lazzarini 
Assistant Principal Joshua Brown-Herrera


interim Principal, Anna Lazzarini

On January 17th, Anna Lazzarini will assume the role of Interim Middle School Principal. Ms. Lazzarini retired from the Mill Valley School District in June of 2021 after serving as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for 10 years of their Middle School. During her time at Mill Valley Middle School, Anna and her team led the school through enrollment growth, master schedule changes, new state curriculum mandates, a 1:1 iPad program, and social emotional program development.  

Anna’s personal philosophy about education is that students and staff need to feel welcome, safe, and accepted at school, in order for teaching and learning to be the primary focus. Anna has lived in Marin since 1980 and she and her husband raised three children in Mill Valley before moving to Novato in 2019.  She enjoys every moment she can spend with her family, especially with her four grandkids ages 1 - 6 years old.  Anna is looking forward to being a member of the Miller Creek Middle community for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year.


Josh is originally from Carson City, Nevada, but has spent the last 14 years living and working in Sonoma County.  He majored in Environmental Studies at Sonoma State University, where he also received his single subject science teaching credential. Josh recently finished a Master of Arts in Education program at the University of Massachusetts, with a specialization in teaching and learning.

Josh started his teaching career at Lawrence Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa, then moved to Lawrence Jones Middle School in Rohnert Park.  While working at Lawrence Jones Middle School, he served as a science department chair, PBIS facilitator (Positive Behavior Intervention System), Safe School Ambassadors leader, and worked with the Site Leadership Council. 

Josh is committed to building a positive, welcoming environment for students, staff, and members of the Miller Creek community. Josh sees the school environment as a community where student voices and actions matter, and as a place where students learn the value of being a well-informed citizen in a democratic society.