School Board Members

  • Fargo Public Schools has had a Board of Education since the founding of its first public school in 1874. The Board’s primary role is governance, with student achievement as the central focus. Its responsibilities are many; find out more about the Board the Board of Education summary document.


    To send an email to all FPS Board of Education members, use the 'Contact Board Members' form.
    If you would like to contact an indvidual School Board member click on their email address below.

Jennifer Benson

  • Jennifer Benson bensonj@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-261-2280

    Term began: 2014
    Term expires: 2022

    Liaison to: Clara Barton/Hawthorne, Centennial

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; Community Development Committee; Planning 

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Nikkie Gullickson

  • Nikkie Gullickson gullicn@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-412-8141

    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Jefferson, Horace Mann/Roosevelt

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; FPS Development Foundation Board; Governance; Governmental Affairs; Negotiations 

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Seth Holden

  • Seth Holden holdens@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-388-2782

    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Dakota, McKinley, Longfellow

    Committees: Cass County Career & Technical Education Consortium Board; Communications, Engagement, & Advocacy; Governance; Negotiations; Planning

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Jim Johnson

  • Jim Johnson johnsji@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Work: 701-232-7481 Ext. 121
    Cell: 701-200-4794

    Term began: 2001
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Ben Franklin, Washington

    Committees: Health Insurance Committee; Governance; Governmental Affairs; Planning; South East Education Cooperative

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Rebecca Knutson - President

  • Rebecca Knutson knutsor@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Home: 701-235-2612
    Cell: 701-306-4190

    Term began: 2014
    Term expires: 2022

    Liaison to: Davies, Bennett, Eagles

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; Fargo Native American Commission; Governance; Negotiations (alternate)

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Brian Nelson

  • Brian Nelson nelsonb5@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-715-6262

    Term began: 2018 
    Term expires: 2022

    Liaison to: North, Madison, ECSE, Evenstart, Adult Learning Center

    Committees: Calendar Committee; Governmental Affairs; Negotiations; Planning

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Robin Nelson - Vice President

  • Robin Nelson nelsonr@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-526-4772

    Term began: 2018
    Term expires: 2022

    Liaison to: South, Lewis & Clark, Explorer Academy, EDP

    Committees: Fargo Cass Public Health Board; Governance; Governmental Affairs

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Dr. Tracie Newman

David Paulson