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Mr. Bret Applequist



Hello Northside Families,


It is a pleasure to greet you as the principal of Northside Elementary.  I have had the pleasure of teaching in this building for four years prior to becoming the principal.  I have eleven years of teaching experience and believe those years have prepared me to lead our extraordinary students and staff at Northside Elementary. It is my dream job at my favorite school on the planet.


Our educators are the backbone of Northside.  Our collective goal is to encourage and challenge each child to grow and mature to his or her fullest potential emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.  I genuinely want your children to feel a sense of belonging and purpose. At Northside Elementary, we are tasked with revealing the unique gifts of every student in our building. Through a framework of mutual respect, we create a student-centered learning environment that empowers children to take risks and be active members of their community.

The opportunity to support students and put their needs first communicates our belief that they are loved, have value, and matter.  I want every student to know that they are valued deeply at Northside, and I want every staff member to feel the same way.  That being said, this cannot be accomplished fully without the support of families.  We are a partnership in every sense of the word.  Our full work cannot be accomplished without your efforts at home. I thank you for what you do!


I look forward to getting to know you in this capacity.  This school year will be unique to say the least, but you can trust me when I say that you will enjoy your experience with us. This is a special place. I believe in open, honest, and respectful communication. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, comments, or concerns.  I truly believe that education is a collaborative effort between home and school.


With Excitement and Anticipation,


Mr. Bret Applequist