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Welcome to Northwood High School!

Hello, my name is Shane Azure. I received my Bachelors Degree from Dickinson State University in 1998, in Business Education. I received my Masters Degree from North Dakota State University in 2005 in Educational Leadership. I am in my 19th year of education and this is my 10th year in Northwood as the High School Principal. Prior to my administrative experience, I taught in the areas of Social Studies, Business Education, and Physical Education. I am currently coaching junior high boys' basketball, elementary girls' basketball and have previously coached football and baseball.

Currently, I am serving on the NDASSP Board(North Dakota Association for Secondary School Principals). As an active NDASSP Board member, I am an advocate and a voice for rural schools in North Dakota. I am also serving on the NDCEL (North Dakota Council of Educational Leadership) Board as a Director. My participation on the NDCEL Board has helped me grow professionally and add to my administrative portfolio.

Our Code of Conduct is R.E.S.P.E.C.T. This stands for Responsibility, Empowerment, Success, Pride, Excellence, Citizenship, and Teamwork.

Our mission is "We create an innovative and supportive environment that prepares students for future success." This mission is supported through various efforts such as the National Honor Society, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Zeroes Aren't Permitted (ZAP), Common Learning Time (CLT), Peer Tutoring, and Students Making Individual Lives Easier (SMILE Program).

Principal Appreciation Month