Dr. Mark Gonyea, Principal

Mark Gonyea
Hello Northfield Family,

I am so honored to be able to join the amazing Northfield community as your principal and I look forward to partnering with families and community members to continue the excellence that Northfield is famous for.

I have had the privilege of being an educator for the last 25 years and have served in many capacities. I graduated from MTSU in 1994 with a B.S. in mathematics as well as earning my masters from MTSU in 2011 in Early Childhood Literacy. In the last 5 years I have completed both my Ed. S and Doctorate in educational leadership from Carson Newman University in Johnson City, TN. I taught high school mathematics at Smyrna High School and Stewarts Creek High School before becoming an administrator. During my time as a teacher, I also served as a head wrestling coach and head soccer coach. Upon moving into administration, I served as an AP at Smyrna Primary School in North Rutherford County for 2 and ½ years, and during that time I was selected as a fellow in the highly prestigious and selective Governor’s Academy for School Leaders (GASL), a cohort of 22 aspiring principals from across the state of TN.

My family and I have been residents of Murfreesboro for 29 years and affectionately call this area home. I am blessed to have an amazing wife and 3 incredible grown adult children. I am proud that all three of them have graduated from amazing TN schools. My two youngest are both MTSU alumni and my oldest is a graduate from the University of TN in Knoxville.

During my time away from work, I am passionate about my church, photography, technology and baseball.

I am so excited about the wonderful things we will do together to impact our students as they become the future leaders of our community. If you are already involved at Northfield I encourage your continued support, and if you are looking to begin your journey with our school, I invite you to be an active participant in the great things we do to make our students’ experience the best it can be.

If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do all that I can to assist you and your student as they navigate your elementary school years.

Dr. Gonyea
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