|Michael McAlister||Biograpghy coming Soon|
|Vice - Principal ( A - G )||Vice - Principal ( H - O )||Vice - Principal ( P - Z )|
|Kelly Cooper||Kelly Cooper is in her first year as Vice Principal at Northgate High School after serving 17 years as a teacher, program coordinator, and the Director of Sports Medicine at Ygnacio Valley High School. She grew up in the area, having gone to Sequoia Elementary and Middle Schools, and graduating from YVHS. |
She has taught in the Performing Arts, Biological Sciences, Leadership, Career Transitions, Physical Education and Career Technical Education departments, and has overseen and coordinated several programs including Musical Theatre, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, Link Crew, Renaissance Leadership, and School Climate before moving into this administrative role.
She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Training, and earned her Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University.
|Ben Campopiano||Ben Campopiano is in his second year as Vice Principal at Northgate High School where he oversees athletics, facilities, literacy, Strategic Support interventions, and student registration. Prior to becoming Vice Principal, Campopiano served as a teacher, coach, department chair, and literacy coach at Northgate. While at Northgate, Campopiano also served as the chair of the Site Council for two years, and was a member of the Technology Team, Collaboration on Learning Team, and Literacy Team. |
Campopiano earned a Communication degree from Saint Mary’s College in 2003, and received his teaching credential from Chapman University in 2008. He is currently working on his Masters in Education at Cal State University East Bay.
Campopiano was born and raised in Walnut Creek where he attended all the local schools, including Walnut Acres Elementary, Foothill Middle School, and Northgate High School, where he graduated in 1998.
|Jon Fey||Biography coming soon|
|Athletic Director||Assistant - Athletic Director|
|Dr. Earle Paynton||Dr. Earle Paynton grew up in Walnut Creek and attended Bancroft Elementary, Foothill Middle School, and Northgate High School (1987). |
After graduating from Northgate he attended Los Medanos Junior College where he played baseball from 1988-1989 under Tom Strain. He then transferred to UC Davis where he played baseball and graduated in 1992. After graduating from UC Davis, Paynton attended Palmer Chiropractic School West-San Jose. After graduating from Palmer in 1995, Paynton started a private Chiropractic practice, Paynton & Paynton Chiropractic Inc.
Over the last 20 years, has worked with thousands of athletes in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and the Acalanes School District. He has also worked with thousands of collegiate athletes at Los Medanos Junior College, Diablo Valley College, Saint Mary's Colleg, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and UC Davis. Payton also served as the Team Chiropractor at Ygnacio Valley High School from 1997 to 2007. Currently Paynton still runs his own practice and works with over 100 NFL, NBA, and MLB professional athletes.
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