School Leadership

Tim Navone, President

Tim Navone is in his 25th school year at Marin Catholic and in his ninth year as President.  Prior to his current role, Navone served in a variety of capacities including Director of Advancement, Director of Summer School, Director of Communications, Director/Founder of Summer Scholars, Yearbook and Newspaper Moderator, and 15 years as Golf Coach.  Navone earned his Bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University in 1989 and did his post-graduate work at the Southern Marin Bible Institute.  He and his wife, Kathy, and their children are parishioners at St. Patrick's in Larkspur. His son attends Marin Catholic and his daughter is a graduate of Marin Catholic and currently attends TCU. Navone has been a part of the Master Planning and fundraising processes that have resulted in over $34 million in capital improvements during his time at Marin Catholic.

Chris Valdez, Principal

Chris Valdez is in his 28th year as an educator in the San Francisco Archdiocese and twelfth year as Principal of Marin Catholic. He began his teaching career at Archbishop Riordan High School (of which he is also a graduate) before heading to Marin Catholic to serve in the administration. Since the move to MC, Chris has served in several capacities including Dean of Students, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, and English Teacher. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Secondary Teaching Credential from SFSU, and a Master’s in Catholic Educational Leadership from USF. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Friends School. Chris and his wife Kathy live in San Francisco and have two children, Jesse & Georgia who are currently attending college.

School Staff


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Administrative Support

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Academic Support Center (ASC)

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides services and accommodations for students with diagnosed learning differences. Qualified students are able to participate in the Resource Technology Class, which focuses on study skills, or receive consultation services where they check in with an ASC staff member intermittently. If you would like to learn more about how your child can work with the ASC, please contact the ASC Director, Leah Gallant. 

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The Admissions office is in charge of the admissions process for all students interested in attending Marin Catholic.  In the fall each year, we host many events to give families the opportunity to get to know the mission of our school and to better understand our programs. Please visit the admissions page for more specific information about the admissions process. Our office is located in the Administration wing of the school.

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Advancement Office

The Advancement Office is responsible for the fundraising efforts of Marin Catholic, including the annual fund, campaigns for future enhancements, and planned giving. Marin Catholic students benefit from the generosity of individuals who support the school’s mission, understand the importance of a whole person education, and help Marin Catholic to achieve its educational goals. The success of Marin Catholic would not be possible without the generosity of our donors.

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Athletic Office

The Athletic Department oversees all Marin Catholic coaches, teams and student athletes.  Athletics at Marin Catholic consists of 29 sports and 49 individual teams with an over 85% participation rate by the student body.

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Business Office

The Business Office at Marin Catholic is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations the school, including the collection of tuition, distribution of financial aid, human resources needs, accounts payable and receivable, and MySchoolBucks food service program, and other business services. The Business Office is located in the Administration wing next to the Bookstore.

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Campus Ministry Department

The Campus Ministry Department’s goal is to foster students’ spiritual growth and commitment through education of the Gospel values. Campus Ministry offers numerous opportunities for spirituality, including prayer, reflection, and service throughout the year through regular retreats and all-school Masses. We aim to create an atmosphere that allows for a student's relationship with God to deepen and flourish. Students are given leadership opportunities in the form of retreat leading, participation in the liturgy choir, and altar serving. Campus Ministry is also responsible for coordinating morning and afternoon prayer and the Christian Service program. The opportunity of experiencing the Church’s celebration of Jesus has consequently been made available to all students in the community.

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Communications Office

The Marin Catholic Communications Office is responsible for all communications and marketing needs for the internal, external, and alumni communities. The Communications Office produces an annual printed magazine, quarterly e-newsletters, and weekly MC Notes (announcements) for our current community in addition to a quarterly alumni e-newsletter. The Communications Office supports all departments in keeping the branding consistent, oversees all publications and photography as well as the school’s website.

Not receiving communications? E-mail Director of Communications, Roxanne Civarello, at

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Counseling (College)

College counselors meet with students regularly over their four years at Marin Catholic to plan and discuss academic planning as well as college and career goals. Counselors serve as a resource for students to plan schedules, consider extracurriculars, and contact universities.

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Counseling (Therapeutic)

Marin Catholic offers a number of resources to those students who need emotional support beyond that which they can receive from parents, friends, and teachers. In addition to college counselors, Marin Catholic offers Lisa Ingels, M.A. and M.F.T., and Bonnie Kaufman, M.S.Ed. and M.H.C., both of whom are health educators and therapeutic counselors. Available most school days, these counselors can supplement any assistance students receive outside of school.

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Facilities Office

The Facilities Department at Marin Catholic is comprised of maintenance, grounds and custodial services on campus. The department is committed to providing and maintaining the best facilities, services and response time possible in support of the educational process. The department  works hard to keep all facilities clean and healthy and assists in transforming spaces for various events and activities on campus.

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Registrar Office

The Registrar’s Office works closely with the Dean of Studies, maintaining all student records, report cards, Honor Roll, Dean’s List and GPA lists. The Registrar also maintains the student database, assists with the registration process, with ordering and preparing diplomas, and assists the Dean of Studies with the student scheduling process. The Registrar plays an active part in the Fall Honors Assembly, Senior Honors Assembly, and works with the Dean of Studies on Graduation.

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Student Activities Department

The Student Activities Department performs tasks related to the planning, organizing, and supervision of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs for students. This department oversees the Associated Student Body, Class Councils, student events and dances as well as student elections. 

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Technology Office

The Marin Catholic Technology Department is dedicated to providing high quality technical support and professional development in a timely and professional manner for the benefit of the students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff. Technology at Marin Catholic not only serves as an educational tool for students and educators, but also supports the school's many operational functions.
  • Services the Technology Department provides:
  • Computer Support and Maintenance
  • Phone and Network Administration
  • Server Configuration
  • Account Management
  • Technical Troubleshooting

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