7571 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: (419) 846-3151
Fax: (419) 846-3361
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Dear Husky Community:

This is my 16th year at the helm of Northwestern – leading our students, staff, and school district to excellence for many years.  This past year has been the most challenging by far, for a variety of reasons.  I am proud to have been leading our school district over the past 15 years and will continue to do so to the best of my ability through my retirement.  Whether it be the school shut-down last spring, the struggling financial considerations, the re-start plan this fall, the online instruction, or the numerous other changing situations we have encountered, we continue to do what we have done best here at Northwestern, “prepare our students today for tomorrow’s opportunities!”


With the exhausting planning and preparation all summer for this 2000-2021 school year we have been moving forward collectively with our focus on the start of this school year, for the education, safety, and emotional supports of our students and employees.


I am so very proud of our community, of our faculty, staff, administration, and outstanding Board of Education!  I am proud of the academic and social success of our students.  I am proud of the innovative and progressive, project-based and research-based programs & instruction we have here.  I am proud of the fantastic school culture and climate we have throughout each of our buildings.  A huge “Thank You!” to our parents and community who support the development of our children; to our faculty, staff, and administration for our ongoing collective efforts each day, and to our five Board of Education Members for your leadership and direction.  Together we can continue to achieve so very much!


We are all about excellence and increasing expectations at Northwestern.  All of this while maintaining practical limitations.  Within our Northwestern family we will continue to adapt to legislation and focus on the needs of our students.  We will continue to prepare our students today for tomorrow’s opportunities!


I am always willing to listen to ideas, questions, and concerns from students, parents, and anyone in our community.  It is only by asking, sharing, and participating that we can continue our important work.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason and “thank you” for your ongoing support.  Here is for Northwestern Huskies continuing to “lead the pack!”  Let’s head full steam through our 2020-2021 school year!



Work: 419-846-3151

Cell:    330-317-5175

e-mail:   [email protected]


Jeffrey N. Layton


Northwestern Local Schools

7571 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287 | Phone: (419) 846-3151 | Fax: (419) 846-3361
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