News from the View!

Dedicated to furthering the lives of our students.


In last January’s newsletter, I mentioned that at NVMS we wanted to work with you to approach the New Year with purpose for our students. I would say we’re off to a great start! February was filled with unique learning opportunities, and activities for our students. As always, we look forward to continuing to work together as a team to provide your student with an educational experience that strives to meet the our goal to provide our students with an inclusive and responsive environment that empowers and inspires your student with a bright and bold future

It was also filled with record breaking weather patterns that caused some school related cancellations and re-scheduling. As we continue to make our way through what’s left of winter, be sure to check the website if you think something may be canceled due to inclement weather. Any cancellations of school programs or co-curricular activities or events will be placed on the district's website as soon as the decision to cancel them has been made.

Be sure to also periodically check the school's website, and calendar to see many more exciting things planned for this school year. If you have any questions about this or anything else related to North View Middle School, please feel free to contact me. If you would like to view previous newsletters, please click here.

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In case you missed!

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief, we spend a considerable amount of time during the school year as a school community to make real connections, develop a positive school and celebrate student success. Some of those activities are highlighted below.
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Not only are we building community with our learners, but we are also engaging your students in a variety of learning experiences. At North View Middle School we believe that providing challenging and relevant learning opportunities is the key to our students’ success in middle school and beyond. Because of this belief we are excited to offer an AVID exploratory course to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students next year.
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Community Resource

Life can be wonderful, fun, and uplifting, but life can also be difficult, stressful, and overwhelming at times. If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis (any type of crisis), text 741741 to receive help from a trained Crisis Counselor. Here is the link for the Crisis Text Line website for more information:

7th Grade Avid Family Night

Tuesday, March 19th, 6-7:30pm

5869 69th Avenue North

Brooklyn Park, MN

Parents will be provided information about how to best support their seventh grade AVID student.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Our Commitments:

We, the staff at North View Middle School, commit to…

  • Providing challenging academic opportunities that are relevant, engaging, culturally responsive, and rigorous.
  • Providing a meaningful, encouraging and safe environment that fosters the whole child, and focuses on student strengths.
  • Including data driven best practices and instruction that meets the academic and individual needs of our students, improves student achievement, and promotes growth.
  • Engaging in continued professional development to ensure that we are aware of our students’ racial perspectives, challenge our biases, and include practices that serve our diverse student population.
  • Providing effective collaborative partnerships with the entire school community by ensuring that we encourage multiple opportunities for involvement, communication, and access.
  • Modeling and implementing daily engaging multi-level reading and writing strategies within our classrooms.
  • Accepting responsibility for each student’s success and celebrate that success with our school community.

Our Mission!

Committed to furthering the lives of each student by using the best practices available.

About me.


This is my fifth year serving as principal of North View Middle School. Before coming to North View, a large portion of my professional career has been spent with Osseo Area schools, six of which were spent working as the Assistant Principal of Osseo Senior High. Before that, I spent time as a Dean of Students for Richfield High School and middle school level Science teacher and behavior dean with the Minneapolis public school system.

While in Minneapolis, I spent five wonderful years teaching middle level Science at Lincoln Community School and Anishanabe Academy to sixth, seventh and eighth grader and two years providing academic and behavioral support while working as dean. My past experiences have shaped my core beliefs and philosophy of education. For me, schools must be an integral part of the community they serve. They should also be focused on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and strong instructional practices, give students the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to exceed these expectations.

If you would like to connect with me please click here. I would love to hear from you!