Meet Our School Administrators


    Principal Nick Lilyquist 

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    Mr. Nick Lilyquist is entering his 9th year as Principal at Canfield Middle School. Mr. Lilyquist was previously the Assistant Principal at Canfield for three years. Nick came to CMS after eight years as a seventh-grade math instructor at Woodland Middle School and one year as Assistant Principal at Ramsey Elementary. This year marks his 20th year in education.

    Mr. Lilyquist is married to a teacher in the Coeur d'Alene School District and has a 8th grade daughter  and a son entering 3rd grade in the CDA School District. Nick and his family are North Idaho natives and love living in the Coeur d’Alene community.  He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and spending time with friends and family.

    Mr. Lilyquist loves being the principal at Canfield Middle School as he enjoys the students, staff, and parents.  His goal is for all of our students to be nice and grow to their potential academically and emotionally.   


    • University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Education
    • University of Idaho, Masters in Educational Leadership
  • Assistant Principal Thomas Staples

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    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I am privileged to serve you in the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director roles. I look forward to working with you, Mr. Lilyquist, and the fantastic staff at Canfield, in our efforts to focus on the academic and character growth of our school community.

    Please drop by and say hello. If there is anything I can assist you with, let me know.

    Best regards,

    Thomas Staples