Fargo Public Schools is the second largest school district in North Dakota, serving more than 11,100 students and their families in grades kindergarten through twelve. The district operates three comprehensive high schools, three middle schools, and fifteen elementary schools. FPS also operates an alternative high school and a pre-kindergarten center for children with special needs.
Our staff members are dedicated to the FPS mission of educating and empowering all students to succeed. We pride ourselves on employing highly qualified staff members who are focused on our mission and the students entrusted to our care.
Consider joining the Fargo Public Schools team today!
“Working in the Fargo Public School District allows me to teach in a system that is constantly striving to be current in best practices in education. This gives me confidence in knowing I am using the most up to date instructional strategies and that all students are getting the best possible educational experience.”
– Jennifer Kujanson, 2nd Grade Teacher and FPS 2016 Teacher of the Year Recipient
“I leave work every day knowing I have made a positive impact on someone, whether it is a certified staff member, support staff member, or a student. It is rewarding.”
– Kim Englund, Bennett Elementary School Student Performance Strategist
“Fargo Public Schools staff, support staff, and administrators are high caliber. Being a part of such a high quality team makes me strive to continue to learn and grow.”
– Nikki Nelson, Lincoln Elementary School Student Performance Strategist
“I am proud of the dedication it takes for all of us as FPS staff to continue moving forward and to come together as one big family to make a difference in the life of each child we serve.”
– Jeremy Wolf, Plant and Electrical Supervisor
“I am most proud of how the educators of Fargo Public Schools treat each child as an individual – with unique skills, needs, hidden talents, and potential. It is in the moments we approach this potential that it is most rewarding. Horace Mann described education as ‘the great equalizer.’ It is, simply put, a pathway necessary for success; a pathway that our children may find strewn with criticism, discouragement, and censure. A pathway that Fargo Public educators work tirelessly to make straight. A pathway that we walk down – first leading, then ultimately helping our students cross the finish line ahead of us as we circle back to another group – of individuals – with unique skills, needs, hidden talents, and potential…"
- Shane Martin, Ben Franklin Middle School Assistant Principal and FPS 2016 Administrator of the Year Recipient
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with staff members in many types of positions in the District and found we all have one thing in common: we truly care about the students and their success.”
– Patti Richards, Accountant
“Fargo Public Schools has allowed me to educate and empower our students in creative and hands-on activities. This has given my students an understanding of why education is important and relates to the real world.”
– Barry Olson, Science Teacher at Ben Franklin Middle School
“For the last eight years I have witnessed the teamwork and dedication that Fargo Public Schools employees have given to support and enrich the lives of each student and our co-workers by creating an environment that allows everyone — students and staff — to succeed.”
– Shannon Nowak, Nutrition Services Production Lead
“I am most proud of the faculty and staff who are committed to helping our students excel and learn. I enjoy getting up every day coming to work knowing that I am making difference in our student’s lives. We are a school district that cares about our students and it shows. I can’t imagine working anywhere else!”
– Melissa (Missy) Tedford, Administrative Assistant at Horace Mann Elementary and FPS 2016 Support Staff of the Year Recipient
“I am proud to be part of a team that makes things great for kids,”
– Dana Carlson, Washington Elementary School Principal
“Every student’s success matters, and I’m proud to work in a district that believes that all children can succeed.”
– Erin Odegaard, Horace Mann-Roosevelt Elementary School Student Performance Strategist
“I love that Fargo Public Schools does an excellent job educating future generations of Fargo residents and that I am part of the process. We produce exceptional students who graduate from our schools prepared, confident, and who can go out and do remarkable things. It is wonderful to work here and see what happens next!”
– Connie Deutsch, Instructional Materials Assistant