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Grand Forks Public Schools Announce Administrative Assignments

News Release                                                     

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2019

Grand Forks Public Schools Announce Administrative Assignments

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools has announced six administrative assignments for the 2019-2020 school year.

Amy Bartsch, currently the principal of Lake Agassiz Elementary School, has been named the Chief Academic Officer at Grand Forks Public Schools.

Bartsch has been the principal of Lake Agassiz Elementary since June of 2016. She had been the Schoolwide Title I Program Coordinator at Lake Agassiz from 2014-2016, and an elementary teacher for 10 years. Bartsch has served on several school and district committees, has utilized the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Framework, and has facilitated Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Bartsch has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota. She holds principal credentials at both the elementary and secondary levels.

The assignment is due to the newly configured Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Department.

Jodi Dodson, currently the Title I Schoolwide Program Coordinator at Valley Middle School, has been named the Associate Principal at Valley Middle School.

Dodson has 21 years of experience at Grand Forks Public Schools, including teaching at South and Valley middle schools and serving as a curriculum technology partner. Dodson is also a director of the Helping Hands volunteer program and committee member on the district Innovations and Olweus Bullying Prevention Program committees.

Dodson has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and middle school math/science from the University of North Dakota, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.), and is working towards a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota.

The assignment is due to the hiring of Mike Wilber, associate principal at Valley Middle School, as an associate principal at Grand Forks Central High School.

The following individuals were interviewed and selected as elementary school associate principals: Elisa Diederich at Lake Agassiz Elementary, Loren Hoheisel at Discovery Elementary, Travis Neil at Century Elementary, and LuAnn Schmidt at J Nelson Kelly Elementary schools.

The assignments are due to the reconfiguration of the Building Resource Coordinator positions at each of the schools.

The administrative assignments were approved by the Grand Forks School Board on May 13.

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