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.

    The 2024 online nomination period has ended. Thank you for your submissions!

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

    Our 2024 award winners:


    Amanda Hetland

    Amanda Hetland’s colleagues say she is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that her students can thrive and grow to their full potential. Learn more ...



    Troy Cody

    Troy Cody's nominators say he puts tremendous effort into helping students reach their full potential. Learn more...


    Sarrah Gustafson

    Sarrah Gustafson's nominators say she is selfless, always putting others before herself, and willing to help whenever she can. Learn more...