Leslie Novalis, Trustee
Leslie Novalis joined the Banning Unified School District Board of Trustees in December of 2022. Prior to retiring and moving to Banning in 2016, Ms. Novalis taught in Pico Rivera Unified School District in both elementary and middle school for 18 years. During that time, she was involved with various programs including Project-Based Learning, Academic Decathlon, the Green Club, and a Spanish program for the STEAM Academy, to name a few.
Prior to teaching, she worked for twelve years in various capacities as a business woman in both real estate development and medical office management.
Ms. Novalis received her undergraduate degree in Spanish with a minor in real estate finance and urban development from the University of Arizona, and her graduate work in education at the University of Denver.
Since moving to Banning, she has worked for Carol’s Kitchen before and during the pandemic delivering food to shut-in seniors in Sun Lakes, and has been a Sunday school teacher at her local church. She is excited to partner with students, parents, teachers, the District and the community to help students reach their full educational and social potential.