My name is John Novara, I am a High School Algebra and Geometry Teacher. I started teaching at Portland Public Schools in 1995 after graduating from Northern Michigan University. During my 23 years of teaching I have been involved in many different activities, and continue to be the Varsity Head Football Coach and The Varsity Girl's Track Coach. My wife Brandee and I reside in Portland and we have three children Adrianna, Sophia, and Dominic, who all attend Portland Public Schools. Portland is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.