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Elementary education educator

Martha Lois Novak, American Elementary education educator. Certified teacher, California. Recipient Teacher of Year award Teachers Association Standard School District, 1992; named Citizen of Year City of Shafter, 1979.


Novak, Martha Lois was born on September 14, 1938 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Roy Edward and Mable Mae (Clinton) Partain.


Bachelor, University of California, Fresno, 1964.


Teacher kindergarten, Clovis (California) Unified School District, 1964;teacher, Magnolia School District, Anaheim, California, 1964-1969;teacher, Burr Oak School District, Chicago, 1969-1970;teacher, Buttonwillow (California) School District, 1970-1972;teacher, Richland School District, Shafter, California, 1972-1980;teacher, St. Francis School, Bakersfield, California, 1980-1984;teacher, Standard School District, Bakersfield, 1984-1993;teacher, St Joseph School, Pekin, Illinois, since 1994. Chairman honor chorus Kern County Schools, Bakersfield, 1974-1975. 2d vice president central section California Music Educators Association, 1976-1978.

President Standard School District Teachers Association, Bakersfield, 1988-1992. Mentor teacher Standard School District, 1990-1993. Presenter Kern County Music Educators, 1986, Kern County Reading Association, 1986-1990, California State Reading Association, 1988.

Presenter music workshops Kern County Special Education Teachers, 1989-1993.


  • Certified teacher, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author manuals.


Female lead in musical productions Shafter (California) High Patrons Organization, 1978-1983. Grand marshall Potato Festival parade City of Shafter, 1979. Commissioner of heritage Kern County Government, Bakersfield, 1990-1993.

Fellow Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Parent-Teachers Association (past officer), National Teachers Association, California Teachers Association (local president 1988-1992), Delta Kappa Gamma (local music chairman 1988-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: singing, golf, camping, reading.


Married Raymond Victor Novak, November 29, 1968. Children: Carolyn, Edward.

Roy Edward Partain

Mable Mae (Clinton) Partain

Raymond Victor Novak

Carolyn Novak

Edward Novak