Hello from beautiful Nashwauk-Keewatin High School.  

My name is is Derek Gabardi and I am the current high school principal. 

I began my teaching career here at NK having been a teacher in both the high school and elementary school.  I have taught 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th-12th grade with an emphasis in both math and science.  I made the jump to administration about eight years ago and have been in that capacity here at NK for the past three years.

I enjoy spending time with my wife Jeri Ann, and two wonderful kids Gracie and Sam.  I enjoy coaching, and have been a track, soccer and hockey coach over the past fifteen years.  

Nashwauk-Keewatin is an amazing school district with strong support from faculty and families which makes my job enjoyable.  Every day I get to come to work and spend time with staff and students that I can be proud of.  

Go Spartans!