Principal's Notes

My name is Megan Desmarais and it is truly an honor to introduce myself as your new principal! I am thrilled to join Northfield Elementary School, similar to that of Deerfield Elementary where I spent the past 18 years as a 4th grade teacher. The small town and tight-knit community that Northfield offers is what drew me to NES, but it didn’t take long to realize just how special this school really is. My husband and I recently enjoyed a beautiful day at the Fun Run and Spring Carnival.  What an impressive event! There, I met many teachers, students, parents, and community members who were all so positive, supportive, and welcoming. I know I made the right choice.

 As an educator for over 23 years, and a parent of two daughters, ages 17 and 19, I understand the value of building strong home-school connections. Families play a critical role in supporting students’ educational experiences. My belief is that all children can learn and grow when provided a safe learning environment in which adults and students respect each other’s unique qualities. I am eager to begin working with staff, students, and families at NES to provide a positive experience for everyone. Communication is essential to the success of any school so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or would  just like to introduce yourself.  I look forward to meeting you.

A Peek at Our School

Northfield Elementary School Vision Statement 

Our vision at Northfield Elementary School is to introduce our students to the life-long pursuit of knowledge in a caring, safe, and challenging environment responsive to children's learning abilities and needs; and encouraging students to reach their fullest potential.


 April 3rdMCAS Testing begins (see link for updated schedule)
April 5thSchool Council - 4pm Library
April 5thPTO 6:30pm Library
April 8th  State of the Town Dinner 5pm
April 14thAll School Meeting 9:30am
April 17th - 21stApril Break - No School
April 27thSchool Committee 7pm
April 25th6th Graders Visit Pioneer
April 28thFun Run Pep Rally 9:10 am

School Quick Links 

Pioneer Valley Regional School District
168 Main Street
Northfield, MA 01360
Bernardston ~ Leyden 
Northfield ~ Warwick

The Pioneer Valley Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.