Dr. Keri Rathbun, Ed.D.- Principal
Keri Rathbun, Northside High School Principal, wants every student to have a plan for graduation and beyond. As a former counselor, Dr. Rathbun believes that high school should be a time for students to discover their strengths and find opportunities to help prepare them for college or career. Dr. Rathbun comes to Northside after spending the past six years as assistant principal and principal of Kimmons Junior High. She has been a counselor at Northside, Kimmons and Sunnymede Elementary. Rathbun graduated from Pocola High School and attended the University of Central Arkansas where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in music education. She has a master’s, educational specialists and Doctorate degree in School Leadership from Arkansas Tech University.
Jared Meyers - Assistant Principal
Jared Meyers began his appointment as assistant principal at Northside High School in 2019. Mr. Meyers began his education career as a band director at Booneville High School in Booneville, AR. During his time with Fort Smith Public Schools, Mr. Meyers served as band director, then as assistant principal at Kimmons Junior High School. He has also served as a facilitator for the Technology action team for the Vision 2023 strategic planning and was the Fine Arts Transitions Coordinator for grade realignment. Mr. Meyers graduated from Cutter-Morning Star High School and earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Science in Education degrees from the University of Central Arkansas. He is currently completing coursework towards his Education Specialist degree from Arkansas State University. Mr. Meyers is committed to empowering students to develop a viable plan and relevant skill set for academic and personal success beyond high school.
Jason Meharg - Assistant Principal
Jason Meharg, Northside High School Principal, believes that all teachers have the ability to explain, but those that inspire are the ones who can make a real difference in the life of a child. LTC (Retired) Jason Meharg came to us from Chaffin after serving as an Assistant Principal there for two years. Prior to going into administration, Meharg served as the Senior Army Instructor for the Northside High school JROTC program. He retired from the United States Army in 2014 after serving 22 years.
Meharg graduated from Cabot High school and attended the University of Arkansas where he received his Bachelor’s degree. He has a Masters in Management from Webster University and a Masters in Education Leadership from the University of Arkansas. Meharg currently resides in Clarksville with his wife Betsy, and 5 children Abby, Jack, Lydia, Lily, and Josh.
Nikki Kilgore - Assistant Principal