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Kindergarten: Molly Asher

First Grade: Rebecca Lacou

Second Grade: Lu Kenmonth,

Third Grade: Shannon Hattyar,

Fourth Grade: Nancy Moore,

Fifth Grade: Brenna Curtis,

K-2:  Barbara Noll, 

3-5: Jan Lunn,

Molly Asher - Kindergarten

Hi!  My name is Molly Asher and I teach kindergarten here at Salvador Elementary.  I am so thrilled to be a part of such an amazing school!  I have lived here in California for one year.  I moved here from my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.  While in Maryland, I taught 2ndgrade and was the Boys and Girls Club director for two years.  This is my first year teaching for NVUSD.  My favorite thing about teaching kindergarten is how excited and eager the children are to learn about their world around them!  I am very passionate about art, theater, dancing and singing and love to incorporate it every day in the classroom. 

Rebecca Lacau - First Grade

Hi!  My name is Rebecca Lacau and I teach First Grade.  My favorite part about First Grade is watching my students grow and learn.  Throughout the year, we will learn the joy found in a good book and the excitement found in understanding numbers.  We will learn about the world around us and about the role we play through Science and Social Studies.  All the while, First Graders at Salvador will shine as Artists as we learn about Visual and Performing Arts.  I believe that every child is special and can shine.  My job is to find what excites them and bring learning to life in the classroom.  When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Dan, and our puppy, Roxy.  I love going for long walks with Roxy, enjoying the scenery of the Napa Valley on a run, working in the garden, cooking a good meal, getting lost in a book, and spending time with our friends and family.  I look forward to a wonderful year and working with you all! 

Lu Kenmonth - Second Grade


Hello!  My name is Lori Kenmonth, but my friends and family have called me Lu for most of my life.  I've been teaching in NVUSD since 2000 after graduating from Chapman University with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I love teaching 1st and 2nd grades because it's the best time to teach the love of books and reading. 

When I'm not in the classroom, you can usually find me at one of the local theaters in town working on a set, designing stage lights or stage managing a show.  I love to sew art quilts and work in the garden with my dog Daisey.  Every June when school is out, I go home to Hawaii to visit my parents. 

I come from an extended family of thespians and musicians.  You might have seen my youngest son Nolan on the stage at the college.  He played the big blue Genie in Disney's Aladdin, and Horton the elephant in Seussicial.  Or perhaps you saw my husband, Kevin Barney, as the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland, or heard both of them singing Beethoven's 9th Symphony when the college opened their new performing arts building.  If you listen carefully, you can hear my oldest son, Nick, running the sound system and cues at Dreamweaver's Theater.

I am very excited to join the Salvador family this year and I look forward to a terrific school year!

Shannon Hattyar - Third Grade

    Hi, my name is Shannon Hattyar and I teach Third Grade here at Salvador Elementary! As a Napa native, I attended NVUSD schools for my Preschool through 12th Grade Education. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sonoma State, and will be completing my Masters in Education with a concentration on Reading and Language from Sonoma State at the end of this semester! My thesis project is titled, "Arts Integration into the Language Arts Curriculum." I am excited to not only work on integrating the arts into our reading program this year, but all of the other subjects as well!
    I have been working with Napa Unified School District for over five years. I have become a teacher because I enjoy helping others find their passions and success. I place an importance on the fact that all students should be provided with an educational experience that nurtures their individual strengths and needs. I want my students to be exposed to learning events that are meaningful, motivating, and inspirational. I believe that this can be accomplished through the use of hands-on activities, cooperative learning, an integrated curriculum, the inclusion of arts, and technology.
    When I am not at school, I like to spend time pursuing my passions for art, performance, and reading. I love to paint, sketch, draw, perform as a member of a local dance company, visit museums, and read in my backyard. I am currently reading a biography on the famous artist, Frida Kahlo.
    I am very excited to join the Salvador staff and I am looking forward to a fantastic year! 

Nancy Moore, Fourth Grade

Hi, I’m Nancy Moore, a Napan since my preschool days.  I even attended Salvador School for Kindergarten.  I graduated from Sacramento State University and returned to Napa to teach, specializing in fourth grade.  Salvador is one of my favorite places to teach.    I live in Napa with my husband and our menagerie of two cats called Hemi and Peter Pan, a dog named Jessie, and two gopher snakes, Spot and Dot.  When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, roadtrips around the US, hiking, and cooking.  My two favorite books right now are Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss and A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. 

Brenna Curtis - Fifth Grade



Hi, I’m Brenna Curtis, and I am deeply excited to be a part of the Salvador adventure.   Happily, this is my 17thyear teaching elementary school for NVUSD.  I used to play at Salvador with my best buddies as a kid, now to work here is like I’m walking into a fun dream.  I’ve taught many grades all the way through 6th,with focus on 4thand 5th, and even taught for a few years at California State University, Sacramento. I am a national Key Trainer for Project GLAD, a teacher training model in best practices that weaves language, brain, cultural, and reading/writing research together. It is my passion to teach teachers as well as students! My favoritesubject is CURIOSITY and my favorite sport has recently changed to Rugby, but Oh I love soccer, football and baseball, too! I love to ask questions, collect weird and intriguing marbles, drink Peets coffee (or Starbucks), read books, especially if I’m traveling around the world, and explore how poetry is not what we think! I love the books: Love that Dog, The Little Prince, Bloomability, Riding Freedom and A Long Way from Chicago. What do you love to do or think about?

Barbara Noll, SDC K-2nd

Welcome to Room 1.   I am Barbara Noll and this is my home away from home. I am blessed to be the Special Day Class teacher for K-2nd graders. The children and I enjoy the warm family environment here. This is my 8th year teaching Special Education at Salvador.  Before this I taught at Pueblo Vista for 7 years.  I chose to go into Special Education after teaching Montessori Ed.  The 2 styles of Education blended naturally for me.  When I am not at school, you can find me outdoors .I spend much of my free time hiking, gardening, and photographing what I see.

Jan Lunn, SDC 3-5

My name is Ms. Jan Marie Lunn.  I came to Salvador in 2010-2011 school year to start a new 3rd -5th SDC classroom.  Prior to my arrival here I taught at Snow Elementary for 8 years. 

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Western Washington University and earned a clear credential as a Education Specialist at Sonoma State University.    My teaching credentials include an Education Specialist and General Education. 

I enjoy the outdoors in my off hours and spending time being a mom to my 14 year old son.

Lori Welty - Magnet Lead Teacher

My name is Lori Welty, and I am so excited to join Salvador Elementary School in implementing our Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program.  My job is to support the outstanding teachers in planning and coordinating curriculum, therefore, providing students with increased visual and performing arts experiences.  Additionally, I will research and integrate 21st Century skills and technology into the arts program. 



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