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 Award − awarded to a certified staff member
    • Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director or coordinator 
    • Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded 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.

    The 2023 online nomination period has ended. Thank you for your submissions!

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

    See the information below for the 2022 award winners:


  • Amy Anderson

    Amy Anderson's selection as Teacher of the Year is reflective of the enthusiastic testimonials of her unceasing persistence and dedication to ensuring that each student receives the instruction and care they require to find the success they deserve. She is described as being a leader, innovator and role model for her peers.  Learn more...


  • Jennifer Schuldheisz

    Jennifer Schuldheisz is described as someone who makes every individual at Ed Clapp, whether staff or student, feel important, respected, and cared for. She gives members of the staff handwritten notes of praise and encouragement. She has weekly check-ins with teachers and support staff to foster communication and ensure their needs are being met. Learn more...

Support Staff

  • Joel Cross

    Joel Cross's selection as Support Staff of the Year is a reflection of his integral role at South High School. Cross is described as a hard worker with a “can do” attitude, willing to go far above and beyond the call of duty. He is known by his colleagues as the “Most Valuable Custodian,” South’s hardest worker, and a staple at South High School. Learn more ...