From an early age, Lance Northey knew he wanted to help kids succeed in life. This drive led him to a career in education. Mr. Northey has been in the education field since 1991 when he started as a teacher in the Mequon-Thiensville School District in Mequon, WI. After several years, he became an Assistant Principal at Minocqua, Hazlehurst, Tomahawk in Minocqua, WI and before becoming the Junior High Principal of D.C. Everest Junior High School in Wausau, WI. Between 2002 and 2013, Lance Northey would also serve as principal for middle and high schools throughout Wisconsin, including serving as the Middle School and High School Principal at Kohler High School in Kohler for six years.
In 2013, Lance made the move to Minnesota where he would serve as Superintendent & Business Manager for Fisher Public Schools 600. During this time, Northey restructured the food service program, reducing costs while improving food opportunities for students. He also attained new buses with Wi-Fi capability, started a one-to-one initiative and obtained security cameras to increase student safety and monitor all activities. Also during his tenure with the Fisher Public Schools, a 10 million dollar operating and capital referendum passed.
Following several years in the Fisher School district, Lance Northey became Superintendent of Nashwauk-Keewatin School District 600 where he served until 2016. Some of his accomplishments here included attaining $1.9 million in renovations through Long-Term Maintenance and Facilities revenue. Also, Northey won a $2.5 million STEM grant for area school districts.
Currently, Lance is completing his Ph.D. at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, where he is preparing his dissertation “Why Information Affects Decision Making.”