218-566-2351 Ext. 32014
Hi! My name is Mary Yakibchuk (Yah-keeb-chük) and I am the K-12 Principal for Northland Community Schools. I am excited to be a part of this amazing learning community, and I hope to contribute my skills and energy to help bring out the best from our students and staff. The 2020-21 school years marks my 10th year as a school administrator, and I look forward to continuing to learn and develop my leadership skills as I work with and for the NCS community. Before coming here, I worked as a Principal and Interim Executive Director of a charter school in St. Paul. Prior to my work in administration, I taught for several years as a science teacher, in both rural and suburban schools, for grades 6-12.
My passion for education and my belief that all students deserve the very best education we can offer fuels everything that I do as an administrator. I also try to balance my drive with the soft skills necessary to motivate and inspire others to their best. I stress learning with and from each other and happily extend that out to parents and the community. As individuals, the task of educating tomorrow's leaders is quite challenging, but by working together, we can and will accomplish great things!
On a more personal note, I am looking forward to putting down some roots, and living in my forever home (hobby farm!), up here in northern MN, where my family and I can live, work and play (and boat and fish and farm) in this beautiful area with the beautiful people that also live here.
218-566-2351 Ext. 32051
Hi! My name is Janessa Green and I am the K-12 Assistant Principal and Activities Director for Northland Community Schools. I am so excited to start this journey with this extraordinary community. I cannot wait to dive into the world of academics and extracurricular activities with all of these amazing students and staff. This year is my second as a school administrator, and I am energized to continue to develop my leadership skills and contribute to the NCS community. Before coming here, I worked as an Executive Director of a charter school in Bemidji. Prior to my work in administration, I taught for several years, in varying grades, 2nd-6th, at the American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, Ponemah School in the Red Lake School District, and then a new charter school in Bemidji.
As an educator I am passionate about my commitment to three things: high levels of student achievement, developing well rounded individuals, and establishing a partnership with home and school. I have dedicated my career to supporting students to help them become better citizens and teach them to successfully navigate life after school. As a school leader, I am an advocate and supporter for all staff and students and will encourage and challenge them to be their very best.
More personally, I grew up in Park Rapids and have recently moved back with my husband and 3 young kids. We are excited to be part of this amazing community and cannot wait to see what this year brings!