Mr. Joel Peterson
  • Dear Wildcat Country!

    I want to officially welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year at Northwestern Middle School!

    I am humbled and honored to serve as the Principal of Northwestern Middle School. I am honored because Northwestern is one of the top middle schools in our district and located in one of the best communities in Georgia. I promise our school staff will work hard every day to continue Northwestern’s legacy of excellence and to ensure a first-class experience for your student(s) and family.

    I am a native Texan and a proud alumnus of Texas A&M University. My wife Corey and I have two beautiful daughters, Claire and Millie. When my girls are not participating in tennis, softball, or school events, you will see them around Northwestern and in the community.

    I cannot think of anything I would rather do than work with students. Middle school students are exciting, energetic, inquisitive, and inspiring. Student well-being is my top priority. Your student’s academic success and their social and emotional health will guide our work as a school community. Working together, I am confident that we will provide our Wildcats with a memorable middle school experience.

    My door will always be open to you. Please feel free to come meet with me or call/email with any questions, comments, or concerns you have during the school year. I look forward to working with you to ensure your student(s) has a tremendous school year.

    Thank you for your continued support of Northwestern Middle School!



    Joel M. Peterson, Principal

    Northwestern Middle School: Teach Hard, Love Harder – The Wildcat Way!