Staff Recognition Program

  • Staff Recognition ProgramFargo 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.

    Nominations for the 2024 awards will be open from November 27 to December 15, 2023.

    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

    Our 2023 award winners:


    Sara Lichtblau

    Sara Lichtblau's selection as Teacher of the Year is reflective of the enthusiastic testimonials of her love of music, and deep care and concern for her students.  Learn more...


    Amy Herrick

    Amy Herrick is described as an individual who takes time and effort to ensure all of the students and staff in her building understand she values each of them. Learn more...


    Arati Heath

    Arati Health is described as someone who takes pride in her work and believes life is about helping others in a way that shows they matter and are valued. Learn more ...