Bill Baldwin - Executive Principal
It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Principal of Northwest Middle School. We have a tradition of excellence at Northwest, and we will continue to work together to reach new heights. I look forward to an outstanding school year. Our theme for the entire NMS community includes three areas of focus as we strive for continued excellence:
Ranger Ready: Increase Academic Achievement
Ranger Pride: Building a Positive Culture
Ranger Nation: Eliminating Gaps among ALL students
My wife, Lisa, is a Knoxville native, so we returned to her hometown to be near family in 2006 while our 3 children were still young. Kaleigh, Carley and Will are now teenagers, and life has been good to us here in our church and work. There is not a better place to raise a family or attend public school in Knox County for a great education. This is my 25th year in education and 8th as a school administrator.
In June, 2017, I was appointed as the Principal of Northwest Middle School. Now in my 3rd year at Northwest Middle School, we have initiated Restorative Practices and Social Emotional Learning school-wide and structured grade levels into smaller learning communities to provide stronger support for students and teachers. A continued focus on cutting edge technology has given teachers the opportunity to create more individualized learning for students. Our work with the Community Schools partnerships to improve the school culture and community has had a positive impact on NMS. The teachers and staff at Northwest strive for excellence in academics through school-wide use of AVID strategies in the classroom, training in Trauma Informed Practices and on-going professional development and collaboration in content area Professional Learning Communities. The entire NMS school continues to perform and grow in the areas of Academics, Athletics, and the Arts.
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