Northampton High School Principal Mike Myers (not of the film Halloween Fame) has announced his retirement. Myers has served in this role for the last 8 years. Myers has accepted a new role at Lancaster Primary in Lancaster, Virginia.
In a letter to parents, Myers noted that the new job is much closer to home, “Lancaster Primary is 15 minutes from my house which will cut down significantly on my driving time. For the last 8 years, I have driven 2.5 hours each way to come and work with the wonderful students and staff of Northampton High School…I believe the Northampton High School students, staff, and community to be the best anywhere. I have truly LOVED my time in Northampton”.
A few years ago, at a boys soccer semi-final in Lancaster, after chatting with Mr. Myers, the Mirror was surprised to learn that he lived there and made the monumental commute all the way to Northampton every day.
Off the record: Mr. Myers is a really great guy and was wonderful to my son, as well as another kid we were helping to take care of. We wish him all the best.
The Myers resignation comes on the heels of Superintendent Eddie Lawrence’s retirement. Associate Superintendent Jaime D. Cole will be the next Superintendent of Schools in Northampton.