Mr. Novak has been working for the Chandler Unified School District in various capacities since 2001 and has been Hull's media specialist since 2007. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge in Southern California and completed his post-baccalaureate work at Arizona State University to earn his Arizona teaching certificate.
Mr. Novak is very passionate about reading and writing, and he loves coming to work and being surrounded by books and computers! He understands that Hull students are immersed in a digital world and he enjoys challenging his students to explore new programs, express themselves dynamically using multimedia tools, and helping his students to acquire the knowledge and skills to use electronic media safely, effectively, and wisely. He is also very proud of Hull students' eagerness to learn and their computing prowess! His students often inform him of new products and new (easier) ways of doing things!
When he's not at school (which is often), Mr. Novak enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Kim (a seventh-grade socials studies teacher at Chandler Traditional Junior High), his older daughter Emily (a senior and honor student at Basha High School who can also make a mean smoothy), and his younger daughter Alyson (a freshmen at Hamilton Preparatory Academy and very busy actress and singer with Christian Youth Theater). Hull Elementary is in the Novaks' blood as both parents have taught there, and both children are alumni! The Novaks also have two wild-and-crazy Yorkie-Silky mix pups named Cooper and Cody, and a very big and lethargic Siamese cat named Mushu.
Listening to National Public Radio (NPR), following news and current events, hanging out with his mom and dad, and working in his unwieldy backyard also fill up his days. However, it is Hull students, staff, and his colleague, Mrs. Bowers, that inspire him to do his best, and often politely laugh at his terrible jokes...
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Sue Bowers, librarian