Kate Murray - Principal
Kate Murray has been a proud Norsewoman for 17 years. She taught French and English at North for 15 years and has spent two years as part of the administrative team. She grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Michigan where she majored in French and English. She was placed at North for student teaching, and never left. Like everyone who has the opportunity to walk through our doors, Kate was immediately drawn into the family-like atmosphere and the commitment to all students. Kate is passionate about teaching and learning and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at Oakland University.
Michelle Davis - Assistant Principal & Athletic Director
Tom Beach - Assistant Principal
Mr. Beach has been a True Green-blooded Norseman since 1997. He came to North out of private practice to become the North High School social worker. He was the summer school director for 2 years and in 2003 was promoted to Assistant Principal in this school I love. He grew up in Royal Oak in a large family that valued education. In high school, he had the opportunity to help students who were struggling and discovered my passion for working with others. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and two Master’s Degrees: one from the University of Michigan and another from Saginaw Valley.
David Reed-Nordwall - Assistant Principal
David Reed-Nordwall became the new assistant principal at North in the spring of 2013. Before that he served as the Coordinator of 21st Century Teaching and Learning in Birmingham. He earned both his B.A. in English and History and his M.A. in Education and History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Oakland University. He has 10 years of classroom teaching experience, also in the Birmingham Public Schools.
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