Why FPS?

  • Fargo Public Schools is the second largest school district in North Dakota, serving more than 11,200 students and their families in grades kindergarten through twelve. The district operates three comprehensive high schools, three middle schools, and sixteen 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!

  • Travis Hoeg

    “There is a reason I’ve spent my whole teaching career with Fargo Public Schools. The lives of students and staff that I’ve been able to be a part of over the years has truly been a blessing. I’ve worked with incredible students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff during my tenure and it’s these people that make my job something I look forward to daily. It’s the relationships and friendships I get to make with incredible human beings, young and old, that keeps Fargo Public Schools a district I’m proud to work for.”

    Travis Hoeg, Science Teacher, 2019 Teacher of the Year

  • Sam De Leon

    “I am proud to have worked for the Fargo Public Schools for the last 20 years and have witnessed the dedication it takes for all of us to come together as a team and support all student’s to succeed.”

    Sam De Leon, Building Engineer



    Beth Ferguson

    “Simply said, I wouldn’t have spent 30+ years of my teaching career with Fargo Public Schools if there wasn't something extraordinary about this district. What makes me most proud is that FPS provides opportunities for all students to find their individual passions through rich curricular offerings. There is a place for everyone. FPS Proud - It’s been a very fulfilling journey!”

    – Beth Ferguson, Music - Band Teacher

  • Sara Lichtblau

    “I love teaching at FPS! The students are the best, the administration is supportive and the opportunities for all kids are tremendous. The positive relationships built with students, faculty and staff make this a very positive environment in which we can all grow. The teachers at South High and throughout the district care about their students and go the extra mile to ensure a well-rounded education for each and every student so that they leave here ready to make a difference in the world."

    Sara Lichtblau, Music Teacher - choir, 2023 Teacher of the Year

  • Nikki Nelson

    “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, Assistant Principal

  • Kim Englund

    “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, Fifth Grade Teacher

  • Superintendent, Dr. Rupak Gandhi

    “At Fargo Public Schools, we are a family. Our staff members support one another and know that together, we are stronger. The staff, students, and patrons of Fargo Public Schools make me proud to lead our organization every day. I am fortunate to work with dedicated professionals who are committed to student success and who exemplify our mission of educating and empowering all students to succeed.”

    - Dr. Rupak Gandhi, Superintendent of the Fargo Public Schools



    Melissa Tedford

    “I am most proud of the faculty and staff who are committed to helping our students excel and learn. We are a school district that cares about our students and it shows. I can’t imagine working anywhere else!”

    Missy Tedford, Administrative Assistant, FPS 2016 Support Staff of the Year

  • Jason Holland

    "I am most proud that our school district and community supports the many co-curricular activities that are offered through FPS. The co-curricular clubs that reinforce classroom learning is what helps kids really make connections to the ever important 21st century skills!"

    Jason Holland, CTE Marketing Teacher

  • Bobby Olson

    “Every day I see Fargo Public Schools staff working hard and being committed to going above and beyond.  It is rewarding to be part of a team that is continually looking for ways to improve the educational experience for our students.”

    Bobby Olson, Principal 

  • Sean Napton

    “When I originally started working for FPS at Discovery Middle School, I had thought that I was only going to stay here a couple of years. Sixteen years later, I am still loving working with middle school students and being an employee of FPS.  The students are the best part of my job and I love getting to know them and see them grow from the awkward middle school years to amazing young men and women.  I have always thought my administration has been very supportive of what I do, and that FPS has the best interest of students at the forefront of decisions. FPS is a great place to work!”

    – Sean Napton, Middle School Counselor

  • Jeremy Wolf

    “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

  • Amy Anderson

    "FPS has staff and administrators dedicated to meeting students where they are at and providing what they need to take that next step to success. I see staff and administrators routinely go the extra mile for students and families and it never ceases to inspire me!  FPS provides staff with opportunities to grow and learn through curriculum, instructional strategies and classroom management practices. Being on a team that continues to improve our strategies for students is so rewarding!"

    - Amy Anderson, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, 2022 Teacher of the Year

  • Jennifer Frueh

    “I feel blessed every day to be in a district filled with dedicated professionals that work tirelessly to help students of all ages find success.”

    Jennifer Frueh, Adult Learning Center Director, 2019 Administrator of the Year



    Brenda Fisher

    "I have the pleasure of working at Fargo Public Schools since 2001 in a few different roles. As a parent and employee, I have always found the FPS employees to be professional, dedicated, caring, and amazing individuals whom I’m honored to work alongside. I am blessed to be a part of the FPS Family!"

    Brenda Fisher, Human Capital Generalist, 2021 Support Staff of the Year 

  • Jennifer Kujanson

    “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,  Second Grade Teacher, 2016 Teacher of the Year

  • Arati Heath

    “I love working at FPS because every staff member I have encountered has been passionate about growth opportunities for students. I get the sense of belonging to a big family where success for each student is our collective goal.”

    - Arati Heath, Administrative Assistant, FPS 2023 Support Staff of the Year

  • Erin Odegaard

    “Every student’s success matters, and I’m proud to work in a district that believes that all children can succeed.”

    Erin Hansen, Gifted Services Teacher