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From the desk of Mr. Koch

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  What a year it has been!  We have missed seeing our students and are anxiously awaiting their return.  During these unprecedented times, the safety and well-being of students, staff, and community members is at the forefront of the decision-making process.  We ask that we practice patience and understanding during these changing times.  I think we all would agree that our kids need the school environment and all the experiences and opportunities gained from being in a productive educational setting.

I believe that strong community-school relationships are critical for high learning achievement and I truly appreciate the support, involvement, and enthusiasm from the North Harrison community.  The North Harrison community is full of pride and recognizes the value of educational opportunities and extracurricular activities.  Students, parents, administration, and dedicated staff work together as a team (family) and expect excellence in and out of the classroom settings.  In addition to excellence, we strive to create a school climate where safety, respect, and accountability are the number one priority.  Our students and staff reflect these expectations through their character and commitment.

It is our goal to keep you informed of all that is taking place during the school year.  The school website www.nhr3.net will be a valuable tool for communication and information on upcoming school events and announcements.  The student handbook provides important information about our school’s philosophy, procedures, and policies.  The handbook is a guide as to the way we operate as a school district.  Also included in the handbook are behavioral expectations and guidelines for students.  There have been some changes from year to year, so please read the handbook carefully and use it as a reference throughout the year.

We would like to welcome several wonderful additions to our 2020-2021 North Harrison staff (family):

Mrs. Chris Bowen:  We welcome back Mrs. Bowen from retirement.  Mrs. Bowen has taught 6 years in North Kansas City and 24 years at North Harrison.  Mrs. Bowen will be teaching JH Math and Algebra I.  Married to Bobby Bowen, North Harrison graduate.  Two daughters: Chandelar Hagan, who is the HS counselor at South Harrison and Brandy Rivet who will be graduating from Northwest Missouri State this spring with a degree in Physical Education.

Mr. Tanner Bowen:  will be our new custodian.  Mr. Bowen has been working with Becky and Danny cleaning and making improvements to our building over the summer.  Mr. Bowen is a 2011 North Harrison graduate and his wife Tessa is a 2006 North Harrison graduate.  The Bowens have three children: Bentley who will be a 5th grader at NH, Brix 4 years old, and Bates 1 year old.

Mr. JW Brandt:  will be our new science teacher.  Coach Brandt will also be our Head Boys’ Basketball Coach and Asst. Football Coach.  Coach Brandt has 22 years in Education, spent mainly in NEMO.  Coach is a graduate of Sullivan HS and played football at Depauw University in Indiana.  His wife Alison will be teaching at Worth County.  They have two children: Beau who just completed his service in the Army and is enrolled in Lineman program in Georgia, and Reagan who just graduated and will be attending Mineral Area Community College this fall.

Ms. Julie Capps: will be our new Elementary Music Teacher.  Ms. Capps has 37 years in Elementary Music Education.  She spent 13 years in West Texas (Midland & Odessa), 19 years in Sante Fe (Waverly & Alma), and 2 years at Worth County.  She is a member in three professional symphonic bands and enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren.

Mr. Ted Keck:  will be our new JH & HS Band Teacher.  Mr. Keck has 30 years in Education, 13 years at Braymer and the past 14 years at South Harrison.  He and his wife Tanya have two daughters: Kaitlyn, who is the band director at Webb City and Sarah who is completing her Masters in music at UMKC.  Mr. Keck is a member in the Cameron Municipal, Liberty Municipal, and Northwinds Symphonic bands.

Mrs. Jessica Wallace: will be our new Elementary Physical Education Teacher.  Coach Wallace will also be our JH Softball Coach.  Mrs. Wallace has taught Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Training the past 9 years at Graceland University.  She and her husband Derek have three children: Nolan (4th grade), Sylvia (1st grade), and Tennessee (1st grade).

Mrs. Lisa Wallace: will be our new Special Education Teacher. Mrs. Wallace and her husband Bruce are both North Harrison graduates.  They enjoy spending time with their 6 grandkids who are all students at North Harrison or are enrolled in our Early Childhood Center.  The Wallace’s enjoy raising bee’s and sell honey locally.


I look forward to seeing you at events during the school year.  Please enjoy the remaining days of summer.  Thank you for your commitment to your child’s education.  It’s GREAT TO BE A PART OF SHAMROCK NATION!


Mr. Alan Koch

7-12 Principal North Harrison Shamrocks

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Zig Ziglar

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