Staff Recognition Program

  • Fargo Public Schools deeply values its nearly 2,000 staff members. Each person is an integral member of our large team that ensures each student receives a high quality education in a safe learning environment. To honor our employees, the District annually awards the following:

    • Teacher of the Year Awardawarded to a certified staff member
    • Administrator of the Year Awardawarded to a principal, assistant principal, director or coordinator 
    • Support Staff of the Year Awardawarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member

    Each award is given in the spring of the year. The Teacher of the Year honoree is then forwarded to the North Dakota Department of Instruction as a candidate for the North Dakota Teacher of the Year. For a listing of past recipients, click here.

    Nominations for each award for 2021 will be open from January 18 through 29.

    Online nomination forms are now open:

    Please note: nomination forms require a minimum word count; if word count is not met, the nomination will be discarded.

    For more information, please contact AnnMarie Campbell at 701-446-1005 or

    See the information below for the 2020 award winners:


  • Kimmy Milligan

    Kimmy Milligan, Eagles Elementary School student performance strategist, received the Teacher of the Year award based on enthusiastic testimonials – from students, parents, colleagues, and administrators –  who is innovative, positive, committed to improving learning for all students, and a leader among her peers. Learn more...


  • Jason Cresap

    Jason Cresap, Lewis & Clark Elementary School principal, received the Administrator of the Year Award based on enthusiastic testimonials that paint a portrait of an administrator who is committed to developing strong relationships with everyone in his school environment, using a positive and supportive attitude. Learn more...

Support Staff

  • Alison Beutler

    Alison Beutler, Longfellow Elementary School kitchen manager, was awarded the Support Staff of the Year award based on recommendations that highlight Beutler’s positive attitude, her drive to be knowledgeable and efficient, and the relationships she has forged with the students and staff of the school, as well as her kitchen staff. Learn more ....