ISD 31 Superintendent Tim Lutz to Deliver 2019 Commencement Address

Tim Lutz

Tim Lutz

Tim Lutz, superintendent of Bemidji Area Schools, will deliver the 2019 Commencement address for Northwest Technical College.

Lutz will address graduates at the college’s annual commencement exercise, set for May 10 in Bemidji’s Sanford Center. NTC commencement begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

About Tim Lutz

Lutz started his educational career as a high school English teacher and school counselor, before transitioning into K-12 administration and leadership positions. Currently the superintendent of Bemidji Area Schools, Lutz previously served as the principal and superintendent at Kelliher Public School. He earned a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment from Bemidji State University and a specialist degree in administrative leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead.


Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit