Learning Witzigrueter’s Wits

Isabella Rhodes
Features Editor

This year Northrop High School welcomes new principal, Mr. Witzigreuter who is no stranger to the school. He used to be our band director but now he has an even higher status.

Getting to know a school’s principal can seem like an intimidating task but Mr. Witzigreuter seemed very calm and comfortable when interviewed. So, don’t feel uncomfortable or shy in the presence of a new authority figure if he stops at your lunch table or walks into your classroom.

Our new principal is already “in” with the band students and now he is making connections to the rest of the student body.

Mind you, when a 42-year-old Snider Alum with a well-known brother (Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set) becomes the principal of Northrop, you’re already going to have your suspicions about how relatable he is. Reassuringly, though, Witzigreuter does understand the simple struggles of high school.

He said that growing up he was more of an under the radar kid who excelled in playing the clarinet and saxophone but struggled in academic classes.

“I was not a good math student,” Witzigreuter says. And it’s easy to think we can all agree on the fact that it’s nice to have a principal who is or was as equally as bad at math as some of us. Simultaneously though, Witzigreuter did fight til the end,

And he certainly did, being a first generation college attendee in his family, marrying his high school sweetheart and now having two kids, an 8-year-old daughter named Samantha and 12 year old son named Cameron, Witzigreuter puts a lot of value in kids and education.

“Just push through and get that thing done,” he says. “And you will get out, everybody does.”



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