Lance Northey is an accomplished superintendent who has been working in education for over two decades. He began his career in education in 1991 as a teacher for the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, Wisconsin. Lance became Assistant Principal at Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk in 1998, where he remained until 2001.
From 2002 to 2013, Lance Northey served as principal for several middle and high schools in Wisconsin. He was principal at Kohler High School from 2002 to 2008, where he helped improve the school in many ways. He partnered with students, faculty, and the community to pass a $10 million building referendum and formed a citizen advisory council to address listening sessions, systems theory, and personal communication. Also during his time there, he designed and launched marketing admissions, credit-deficient and articulate agreement programs and proposals for students. Students achieved the top ACT scores in the state for two consecutive years during his tenure there as well.
Lance Northey moved to Minnesota in 2013 to become Superintendent & Business Manager at Fisher Public Schools 600. In this role, he structured the food service program, which reduced costs while providing more food opportunities for students. Lance also constructed a $2.5 million operating and capital referendum and launched an online newsletter to market the school, reach more patrons, and improve communication between the school and home.
His accomplishments don’t stop there. Lance also attainted new buses with Wi-Fi capability, established a one-to-one initiative, and added security cameras to increase student productivity, efficiency and safety. He even implemented a district-wide security system to improve student safety and monitor boilers and food service cooling units.
After serving Fisher Public Schools 600, Lance Northey became Superintendent and Business Manager at Nashwauk-Keewatin School District 600. In just one year, he attained $1.9 million in renovations through Long-Term Maintenance and Facilities revenue, garnered $1.98 million for high-speed internet for Itasca County, and won a $2.5 million STEM grant for area school districts. Additionally, he obtained $600,000 in additional grant revenue from outside sources, as well as developed and completed 15 of 31 strategic planning initiatives.