Vicky Lippert, Interim Principal
North Trail Elementary School

Vicky Lippert is a wife, mother and grandmother.  She has three adult children: Ashleigh, Jacob and Rebekah, and three grandchildren: (twins) Brinley and Garrett, and Krew. 
Vicky has been in education for 31 years.  Her first 10 years of teaching were in Arlington, Texas, where she taught 1st and 2nd grade.  Originally from Minnesota, she was excited to move her family back home and began teaching in Farmington.  She has had the pleasure of teaching 1st grade for 18 years at Farmington Elementary and Riverview Elementary.  The past two years she has served as a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) and a Facilitator of Instructional Support.

She has a Masters in Technology Education and an Educational Specialist/Administrative Licensure K-12 from the University of St. Thomas.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, quilting, gardening and spending time with family.

Steven Geis, Principal
North Trail Elementary School

Dr. Steven Geis is the proud parent of Faith, Claire, Sophie, and Matthew. Together with Kathy, the six enjoy quality time volunteering, traveling and spending time at the farm.

Dr. Geis comes from a family of educators. His mother is a retired professor of nursing at the U of M, while his father, Dr. Geis, taught school for 10 years prior to entering the medical field. It was his parents' influence and encouragement that steered him into education.

After graduation from the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Geis worked for the Department of Natural Resources in the Trails and Water Ways Division. During this time he earned a master's in education from the University of St. Thomas. The love of learning continued and he earned a specialist degree in educational administration from Saint Mary’s University. He became principal of Farmington Middle School West in 1999 and earned his doctoral of educational leadership in 2004.  Since earning his doctorate he has taught graduate classes for St. Mary's University.  Currently he is on a one-year leave from Farmington school district while serving as President of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

When he is not reading he is enjoying time with family, friends, and farming.


Office Staff: (651) 460-1800

Student Advocate - Lisa Sammlar - 651-460-1803
Principal's Secretary - Denise Feldmann - 651-460-1804
Student Secretary - Trish Schmaltz  - 651-460-1805
Nurse - Michelle Pepera - 651-460-1806
Family Support Worker (360 Communities) - Char Anderson - 651-460-1882