The Farmington High School has several changes in administration this year and one of them is new Assistant Principal Roy Northern.
Northern was a history teacher at Jackson High School for 13 years and has been involved in High Schools at Work, Vertical Teams and Common Core Coordinator for the history department. He received his undergraduate degree and administration degree from Southeast Missouri State University.
Northern said a lot of things in Farmington work well and right now it is about tweaking what is already in place and not changing things.
“We just want to make sure things keep working well,” Northern said.
His personal goals coming into Farmington are to be able to communicate with people and students in the district.
“I want to be able to fit in and know how things work,” Northern said.
Northern said his primary duties as one of the new administrators will be dealing with attendance and trouble issues.
“I have been in education for a while and I appreciate Superintendent Matthew Ruble’s slogan of ‘Every student, every day.’ If we are not working with them in mind we wouldn’t be here as teachers,” Northern said.
Northern said pushing students to high expectations is important.
“We need to push students as fast we can. We are looking to get them as far as we can in life. Our goal is to make them as successful as they can be,” he said.
Northern is married and has two children.