Janmarie Nugent

Welcome to our web page for Garibaldi Grade School (GGS), “Home of the Wolves”.   We are located on the hillside in Garibaldi overlooking the marina and Tillamook Bay just off of Highway 101. A common landmark known to many is the “G” at the top of the hill as you drive through town.  Garibaldi Grade School currently serves approximately 125 students in grades PreK-5 with an average class size of 18.

We are a Title I school, which benefits all students by providing extra instructional assistant support in the classroom for instruction.  We are fortunate to have a full-time Counselor and part-time Literacy Coach on staff.  Students receive up to 30 minutes of PE or Music four days a week provided by specialists as well as have access to Art Literacy through the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology monthly. Our students and families also have access to a full time Family Resource Coordinator.

All of our K-5 classrooms all have a 1-to-1 ratio of Chromebooks to students.  Each classroom is equipped with projectors, document cameras, and touch screen tv’s.   The purpose of our technology is to enhance students’ learning throughout the day.  This year we have added some extra technology to help enhance our teacher’s ability to teach through the comprehensive distance learning model.

We are a PBIS School (Positive Behavioral Interventions Support). The three school rules are ‘BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, and BE RESPONSIBLE’.  Here at Garibaldi, we try to support our students in their behavior by learning about making good choices as well as working on self-regulation skills to help them in life.

The staff members are committed to improving their teaching skills and methods of instruction. They are a dedicated and caring group who support each other through collaboration and planning for instruction.  Our teachers have built “Teacher Teams” with whom they plan and meet weekly with and to support all of our students and staff alike.   We have a strong focus on reading and math and have a built in reading intervention block into our daily schedule.  

Garibaldi Grade School does have a Parent Group that is involved in various school activities.  They are always looking for more members and support for our students at Garibaldi.  Please do not hesitate to call the school to get involved!

Garibaldi Grade School is a wonderful place to learn and grow. The staff and I look forward to working with you and providing a wonderful learning experience to your children.

Janmarie Nugent, Principal


Elementary Counselors

The Neah-Kah-Nie elementary counselors implement a comprehensive school guidance program designed to provide all students with resources and services to achieve success in their academic, career and personal/social domains. The counseling program is a systematic, collaborative, developmental and preventative approach that is integrated into the school’s mission and philosophy.

Nurses Info

Denise Weiss is the school nurse for the NKN School District.  She provides nursing support services to students, families, and staff.  Denise coordinates with the NKN leadership team and Tillamook Public Health regarding any COVID related interventions needed at the schools.  Denise  supports student and staff access to the new Neah Kah Nie Student Health and Wellness Center (with parental/guardian consent.) Neah-Kah-Nie School District believes “Healthy children learn best.” As the school nurse, Denise supports student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up, for all children.  Denise addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.