School Board Members

  • Fargo Public Schools has had a Board of Education since the founding of its first public school in 1874. The Board’s primary role is governance, with student achievement as the central focus. Its responsibilities are many; find out more about the Board the Board of Education summary document.


    To send an email to all FPS Board of Education members, use the 'Contact Board Members' form.
    If you would like to contact an individual School Board member click on their email address below.

Melissa Burkland

  • Melissa Burklandburklam@fargo.k12.nd.us 
    Cell: 414-530-7907

    Term began: 2022
    Term expires: 2026

    Liaison to: Carl Ben Eielson, Lincoln, Ed Clapp

    Committees: Calendar; Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; Governmental Affairs; Negotiations

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Katie Christensen

  • Katie Christensenchristk3@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-388-7369

    Term began: 2022 
    Term expires: 2026

    Liaison to: South, Lewis & Clark/Explorer Academy

    Committees: Cass County Career & Technical Education Consortium; Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; Governmental Affairs; Planning

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Greg Clark

  • Greg Clarkclarkg1@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-212-0703

    Term began: 2022
    Term expires: 2026

    Liaison to: Dakota, McKinley, Longfellow

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; Governmental Affairs; Health Insurance; Negotiations

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Nyamal Dei

  • Nyamal Deidein@fargo.k12.nd.us 
    Cell: 701-318-5167

    Term began: 2022
    Term expires: 2026

    Liaison to: North, Madison, ECSE/Evenstart/Adult Learning

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; Fargo Cass Public Health Board; Governmental Affairs; Leave Bank; Planning

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Nikkie Gullickson

  • Nikkie Gullicksongullicn@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Cell: 701-412-8141

    Term began: 2020
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Davies, Bennett, Eagles

    Committees: Communications, Engagement & Advocacy; FPS Development Foundation Board; Governance; Negotiations 

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Seth Holden - Vice President

Jim Johnson

  • Jim Johnsonjohnsji@fargo.k12.nd.us
    Work: 701-232-7481 Ext. 121

    Term began: 2001
    Term expires: 2024

    Liaison to: Jefferson, Horace Mann/Roosevelt

    Committees: Governance; Negotiations; Planning; South East Education Cooperative

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Robin Nelson

Dr. Tracie Newman - President