A Message from the Superintendent

New year....new faces 2018!       Fall 2018

The excitement is growing as our new school year approaches...and all indications are that it will be a GREAT school year, as we build upon our recent successes and achievements!

We have 41 new staff members that are excited to join our district team this year.  Three of those new staff members are joining our district leadership/administration team and are introduced below:

2018-2019 Norfolk Public Schools Administration Team:

Norfolk Senior High School

  • Mr. Derek Ippensen (Principal)  -- NEW this year!
    Mr. Ippensen comes to us from Shickley, Nebraska where he served as PK-12 Principal for 7 years.  He grew up in Northeast Nebraska (West Point) and is happy to be “home.”
  • Mr. Erik Wilson (Assistant Principal)
  • Mr. Jason Settles (Assistant Principal)
  • Mr. Ben Ries (Assistant Principal/NHS Activities Director)
  • Mr. John Erwin (Dean of Students)

Norfolk Junior High School

  • Mrs. Jennifer Robinson (Principal)
  • Mr. Josh Weber (Assistant Principal) -- NEW this year!
    Mr. Weber comes to us from Deshler Public Schools, where he served as 7-12 Principal for 3 years. He also grew up in Northeast Nebraska (Pierce) and is happy to be “home.”
  • Mr. Beau Viergutz (Assistant Principal/JH Activities Director)  -- NEW this year!
    Mr. Viergutz previously served as a teacher in our AFS program at NHS.

Norfolk Middle School

  • Mr. Chuck Hughes (Principal)
  • Mr. Ryan Specht (Assistant Principal)

Bel Air Elementary School

  • Mrs. Trisha Andreasen (Principal)

Grant Elementary School

  • Mr. Troy Berryman (Principal)

Jefferson Elementary School

  • Mrs. Angie Hausmann (Principal)

Lincoln Elementary School

  • Mr. Troy Berryman (Principal)

Washington Elementary School

  • Ms. Jo Roberts (Interim Principal)  -- NEW this year!
    Mrs. Roberts comes to us from retirement.  You may remember her as our former Grant and Lincoln Elementary Principal or as the wife of former Senior High School Principal, Steve Morton.  She is excited to be back. As the saying goes...Once a Panther, Always a Panther!

Westside Elementary School

  • Mrs. Angie Baumann (Principal)

Woodland Park Elementary School

  • Mr. Bruce Strong (Principal)

Central Office:

  • Dr. Jami Jo Thompson (Superintendent)
  • Dr. Bill Robinson (Assistant Superintendent/Director of Business Services)
  • Mr. Michael Hart (Director of Human Resources and Accreditation)
  • Mrs. Mary Luhr (Director of Student Services)
  • Mrs. Beth Nelson (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Please do not hesitate to contact any of our principals if you have questions about the upcoming school year.  We can’t wait to see students walk through our doors to start the new year! I believe that it is going to be a GREAT year filled with LOTS of learning, smiles, and successes!  

Our Open Houses are scheduled for:

  • All Elementary Schools:  Wednesday, August 15th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Norfolk Middle School:  Tuesday, August 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Norfolk Junior High School:  Tuesday, August 14th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Norfolk Senior High School:  Tuesday, August 14th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Let’s Go, Panthers!

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson