Hi! My name is Clayton Lindner and I am the principal at Northland Community Schools.  I am very honored and excited to be
a part of the great tradition at NCS.  I was born and raised in Cloquet, Minnesota and attended undergraduate school at Concordia University in
St. Paul, Minnesota.  After I graduated I moved to Phoenix, Arizona where I taught for ten years, earned two masters degrees from Northern Arizona University, and then worked in school and district leadership for four years before coming back to Minnesota to be the principal at Northland Community Schools.
I believe in holding students to rigorous academic standard while using positive behavior interventions and supports for behavior.  It is important to me that ALL students realize that they are capable of success whether it is Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service; and/or Hobbies & Recreation.  I enjoy being a part of this community and being a positive influence on students.




 My name is Jonathan Payne and I have the privilege of being your Assistant Principal here at Northland Community Schools. I have held many roles in Education in places such as:  Mexico, Colorado, Alaska, and Arizona. However it all started as a student here at District 118.  I love working with students, staff, and community here at Northland Community Schools as we all grow together and give our students the very best opportunity for success both in school and throughout life.