Principal’s Message

Welcome to North Bay Met Academy! We are very proud of the work we do and the personalized experience we can offer through our emphasis on Big Picture Learning. Our motto at North Bay Met is “One Student at a Time.” Due to the structure of our school, we are able to prepare each student one-to-one for their unique future. Students flourish within this individualized approach, where they are able to gain real-life career experience and develop community connections while obtaining their high school diploma.

About me:

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Hartford
Teaching Credential, Concordia University
Master of Arts in Education, Concordia University
Administrative Services Credential, Sonoma State University

I have been a professional educator since 2007, when I started my career in Irvine, California. I came to Santa Rosa and started teaching in this area in the Roseland School District as a social studies teacher for six years. I began my administrative career at Santa Rosa High School, where I was assistant principal for four years, then vice principal of Analy High School for two years. I am excited to be in the Windsor School District and I am ecstatic to work at a Big Picture Learning school.

Our talented students at North Bay Met Academy are preparing for a variety of careers, from social work and veterinary medicine, to trades like baking, HVAC repair and construction. But the common thread is that they are embedded in a network of people who work together, supporting them as they achieve their passions and goals. Each student’s Learning Through Interests' (LTI) mentors are connected within the community, and their advisors are connected through our school. That’s why Big Picture Learning really excites me. The communication and collaboration between all the players-school, parents, teachers and community mentors-can only lead to student success!

This 2020-2021 school year will be different than anything anyone has experienced. In mid-July, Governor Newsom determined all Sonoma County Schools will start the year with distance learning. Our district has been working hard to ensure students will be actively involved in a high quality education. NMBA staff has been collaborating diligently through the summer to make sure our transition to distance learning is as smooth as possible. If you have any questions, problems or concerns about anything this year, please reach out to us and we'll work with you to have another great year.


Forrest Harper
Alternative Education Principal