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  Fargo 58104

     bensonj@fargo.k12.nd.us

     C 701-261-2280

     

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     Term began: 2014
     Term expires: 2022

    Liaison to: Discovery, Kennedy

    Committees:
    Communications, Engagement & Advocacy
    Fargo Youth Initiative 
    Planning 

Seth Holden

  • Seth Holden  Fargo 58102

     holdens@fargo.k12.nd.us

     C 701-388-2782


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    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Carl Ben Eielson, Lincoln, Ed Clapp

    Committees:
    Cass County Career & Technical Education Consortium Board
    Communications, Engagement, & Advocacy
    Negotiations (alternate)
    Planning

Rebecca Knutson - President

  • Rebecca Knutson  Fargo 58102

     knutsor@fargo.k12.nd.us

     H 701-235-2612
     C 701-306-4190


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    Term began: 2014
    Term expires: 2022
     
    Liaison to: Jefferson, Horace Mann/Roosevelt

    Committees:
    Communications, Engagement & Advocacy
    Core Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee
    Fargo Native American Commission
    Governance
    Governmental Affairs

Robin Nelson - Vice President

  • Robin Nelson  Fargo 58108

     nelsonr@fargo.k12.nd.us 

     C 701-238-1188

      

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     Term began: 2018
     Term expires: 2022
     
    Liaison to: Davies, Bennett, Eagles

    Committees:
    Community Development Committee
    FPS COVID-19 Instructional Plan Committee (alternate)
    Governance
    Governmental Affairs
    Planning

     

David Paulson

  • David Paulson  Fargo 58103

     paulsod1@fargo.k12.nd.us

     W 701-298-2918
     C 701-212-2193

     

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    Term began: 2014
    Term expires: 2022
     
    Liaison to: North, Madison, ECSE/Evenstart/Adult Learning

    Committees:
    Leave Bank
    Governance
    Negotiations
    Planning

Nikkie Gullickson

  • Nikkie Gullickson

     Fargo 58104

     gullicn@fargo.k12.nd.us

     C 701-412-8141



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    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Ben Franklin, Washington

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

     

Jim Johnson

  • Jim Johnson  Fargo 58103

     johnsji@fargo.k12.nd.us

     W 701-232-7481 Ext. 121
     C 701-200-4794


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    Term began: 2001
    Term expires: 2020

    Liaison to: Woodrow Wilson, EDP, McKinley, Longfellow

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

Brian Nelson

  • Brian Nelson   Fargo 58104

      nelsonb5@fargo.k12.nd.us

      C 701-715-6262 


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    Term began: 2018 
    Term expires: 2022

    Liaison to: Clara Barton/Hawthorne, Centennial

    Committees:
    Calendar Committee
    Governmental Affairs
    Negotiations
    Planning


Dr. Tracie Newman

  • Tracie Newman  Fargo 58104

     newmant1@fargo.k12.nd.us

     C 612-998-1727

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    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: South, Lewis & Clark

    Committees:
    Communications, Engagement & Advocacy 
    Fargo Cass Public Health Board
    FPS COVID-19 Instructional Plan Committee
    Governmental Affairs