Robbinsdale Area Schools


The Northport community provides a learning environment with high expectations for Belonging, being Empathetic, Achieving our highest potential, and showing Respect to all.

Lisa Barnholdt is principal at Northport Elementary School. Prior to coming to out district, she served as dean of students and Summer Learning Academy coordinator at Wayzata High School. Between 1996 and 2015, Ms. Barnholdt taught first grade in both Wayzata and Janesville Public Schools, where she designed and developed programs to meet the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in educational leadership from Concordia University, Ms. Barnholdt brings experience, passion, and a true collaborative approach to educating learners from many backgrounds.