March 2, 2016
Dear Northfield School Community:
I am very honored and excited to introduce myself as the new Principal of Northfield High School. My name is Amy Bringedahl and I have more than 23 years of teaching and learning experience, with 14 years as a school leader with proven results. I hold a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor of science degree in social studies and health from Grand Valley State University. During my 23-year career, I have served as a middle and high school social studies teacher; basketball, volleyball and track coach; Athletic Director; Assistant Principal and Principal. In every school where I have served, I have demonstrated success in improving student achievement through a strong focus on holding students to high standards and accountability for performance and behavior, while creating a school environment that supports the social/emotional development of each student. I have a strong focus on achieving academic success for every student, in every classroom, every day.
I know that Northfield is a school dedicated to academic and cultural excellence, a direct result of a collegial partnership between the school staff and parents who provide diverse experiences for all students. My leadership will build upon the inclusive IB program at Northfield that is at the heart of the innovation plan. Our school must be academically challenging and engaging for every student, providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student. Parents, teachers, support staff and administration all have an important role in encouraging our children to become active learners. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a rapidly changing society.
Through a close and collegial partnership with everyone associated with Northfield, I am confident we can provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them for post- secondary education and/or career pathways.
Northfield Principal, 2016-17