Northwest Community Schools
    The Direction of Greatness
    Six Expectations
    • At Least 5 Positive Statements to Fellow Staff Members Daily
    • At Least 10 Positive Statements to Students Daily
    • Professional Dress for Success~Friday RED/BLACK Days
    • Attending School Events
    • Picking Up Trash…REALLY!
    • Talking the Positive, Positive, Positive 24/7
    Thank you for giving me this opportunity to lead you during this amazing time in the history of our district.

    It is our mission to provide a positive culture that inspires students to achieve greatness!

    -Geoff Bontrager Ed.S. 





    Ed.S.  EMU- Educational Leadership

    M.A. Spring Arbor University-Education

    B.A.  Spring Arbor University-Education



    Michigan Administrator Certificate

    Michigan Professional Education Certificate


    Professional Experience           

    Columbia Middle School Principal

    Miller Elementary Principal

    Jackson County Elementary and Middle School Principals Association President

    Baker College Teacher Preparation Advisory Board

    Baker College State of Michigan Advisory Board

    Jackson County Technology Steering Committee

    Western School District 

      The Nurtured
    Heart Approach

    Focus on the kid who IS following the rules. Really hone in. Let others see you giving him/her your attention and appreciation.

    Clear cut rules, clear cut consequences....... Positive, Positive, Positive

    Hijack Success! Seek out the positive in every situation...

    I have heard and witnessed great things this week! Keep up the great work!

    I love seeing all of the Mountie Pride with all of the black and red I'm seeing today!

    Remember.... We are......... Northwest!!!
    Go Mounties!!!!!