Chris Carter, Principal
Mr. Chris Carter is in his 27th year in education, 24th in administration. Born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. A fan of not only Northside High School but also a lover of his community and all things Fort Smith, Ar. A 1990 graduate of Northside High School, he earned a football scholarship at Henderson State University, where he earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. He started his career as a football coach in Fordyce, Arkansas and spent the next 4 years there, 3 as a teacher/coach and one as the high school Principal. He moved from Fordyce to Sallisaw, OK, where he was the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for 2 years. He came to Fort Smith in 2002 where he was a teacher/Coach for one year at Kimmons Jr. High then became an Assistant Principal there for 4 more years, before moving to Northside High School as an Assistant Principal. He spent 10 years at Northside High School before moving to Magnolia, Arkansas and becoming the building Principal, where he would work for the next 6 years.
“On July 1st 2022, I was given the honor of being named the High School Principal at Northside High School, which was an absolute dream come true for me and my family!” “I love Northside High School, and
everything it stands for!”
Chris is married to the former Tama Formica, also a class of 1990 Northside High School graduate. They have 2 daughters, Mattie and Kalyn, and a grandson, Greyson.
Marshal Hurst, Assistant Principal
Marshal Hurst is in his first year as assistant principal at Northside High School. Mr. Hurst began his education career as a math teacher and coach for football and girls' basketball at Spiro High School in Spiro, OK. He has also worked in the College of Education at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and for the Office of Professional Development at the Arkansas Department of Education. During his time with Fort Smith Public Schools, Mr. Hurst served as a math teacher, teaching Algebra 3, Algebra 2, and Geometry. Mr. Hurst graduated from Spiro High School and earned his Associate of Science Degree from Carl Albert State College, Bachelor of Science Degree from East Central University, and Master of Arts in Education degree from Southern Nazarene University. Mr. Hurst is married to Heather Hurst and they have 5 children. Hannah (21), Kenzie (16), Marlee (13), Zeke (10), and Matt (8).
Meghan Reinhart, Assistant Principal
Meghan Reinhart, Assistant Principal of Northside High School, believes that every student deserves the opportunity to excel, and it is our job to ensure each student is granted that opportunity. Mrs. Reinhart began her career at Northside as an English teacher in 2012 and has since been appointed Assistant Principal. She graduated from Ozark High School and attended college at Arkansas State University. Here she earned her Bachelor of Science in English Education, Master of Science in Educational Leadership, and Specialist in Educational Leadership/Superintendency. Mrs. Reinhart believes one should never stop learning and hopes to inspire growth and lifelong learning in adults and students alike. She understands that education is an essential key to future success and is ecstatic to continue serving the students and families of Northside High School.
Nikki Kilgore, Assistant Principal
Dr. Jason Williamson, Assistant Principal
Dr. Williamson is entering his 18th year in education. He has served as a classroom teacher, girls basketball coach, testing coordinator, assistant principal, athletic director, and high school principal. He is a high-energy professional that models positive verbal and written communication skills. He is passionate about curriculum, instruction, and assessment.Most recently, he served as assistant principal at Kimmons Middle School. There, he was responsible for developing and implementing an instructional monitoring and coaching system that would enhance teachers’ capacity to use effective instructional strategies, restorative practices, lesson planning, positive classroom environments, and positive professional relationships. Dr. Williamson is committed to an approach that ensures all stakeholders receive equitable treatment, while tailoring each situation to fit the best possible outcome for the individual and community. He also served on the Arkansas Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) board of directors. His appointment to the Common Core Council was impactful and empowering. He understands the importance of transparency, communication, and implementation in education. Dr. Williamson’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Educational Specialist from Arkansas State, and a Doctorate of Education from Arkansas Tech. He is married to Shele D. Williamson (20 years) and they have two children. Kasius Williamson (2021 Northside High School) and current Sophomore at the University of Michigan. Kyas Williamson, an incoming 9th student at Northside High School.