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

Nikkie Gullickson

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

    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Ben Franklin, Washington

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy, FPS Development Foundation Board, Governance, 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: Carl Ben Eielson, Lincoln, Ed Clapp

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

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Robin Nelson - Vice President

  • Robin Nelson nelsonr@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-238-1188

    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

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Brian Nelson

Dr. Tracie Newman

  • Dr. Tracie Newman newmant1@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 612-998-1727

    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

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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: Woodrow Wilson, EDP, McKinley, Longfellow

    Committees: Health Insurance Committee, Governance, Governmental Affairs, Negotiations, 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: Jefferson, Horace Mann/Roosevelt

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

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David Paulson

  • David Paulson paulsod1@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Work: 701-298-2918
    Cell: 701-212-2193

    Term began: 2014
    Term expires: 2022 

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

    Committees: Leave Bank, Governance, Negotiations, Planning

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