Mr. Donaldson

    Welcome to Northwood Elementary School, a special place where students come first.  I am very excited and honored to be serving as  Principal of Northwood Elementry School.  North Canton is an "Excellent" school system and we certainly are proud of our students' achievements.  We appreciate the dedication of our entire staff, as well as the commitment of our parents in helping our students to achieve at such high levels of success. 

    I am now entering my 16th year in education, and have had many experiences as an administrator, teacher and coach.  In my experiences as a teacher, I have taught every core subject area.   

   I have a Master's Degree in Education, and have also attained my Principal's License as well. 

    My wife Megan and I are proud to be a part of the North Canton community.  Megan is a graduate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Walsh University.  We have two young children who help keep us busy and active.  Anna is five years old, and Jake will turn four the first week of school this year. 

    Please feel free to communicate with the school, as you feel necessary, and remember that you can always check your child's progress using our Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV).

    Thanks for working cooperatively with our staff to help ensure your child's success.


    Mr. Matt Donaldson 


Too often we are scared.
Scared of what we might not be able to do.
Scared of what people might think if we tried.
We let our fears stand in the way of our hopes.
We say no when we want to say yes.
We sit quietly when we want to scream.
And we shout with the others,when we should keep our mouths shut.
After all,
We do only go around once.
There's really no time to be afraid.
So stop.
Risk it.
Enter a triathlon.
Write a letter to the editor.
Demand a raise.
Call winners at the toughest court.
Throw away your television.
Bicycle across the United States.
Try bobsledding.
Try anything.
Speak out against the designated hitter.
Travel to a country where you don't speak the language.
Patent something.
Call her.
You have nothing to lose
and everything
everything to gain.

Barry Sanders-Hall of Fame NFL running back, 5'8"

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