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Grand Forks Public Schools Announce Administrative Assignments

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

June 11, 2019

Grand Forks Public Schools Announce Administrative Assignments

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

Brian Loe, currently the Dean of Students/Multicultural Coordinator/504 Coordinator at Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls, Minn., has been selected as the Associate Principal at South Middle School.

Loe had previously served as a social studies and world studies teacher for over 10 years. Loe has served on several district committees and administrative teams, as well as being involved in administrative decisions and processes.

Loe holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The assignment is due to the retirement of Terry West, associate principal at South Middle School.

Angie Jonasson, currently the principal at West Elementary School, has been named the principal at Lake Agassiz Elementary School. She will be supported by Associate Principal Elisa Diederich along with a to-be-named full-time Title I Coordinator.

Diederich will be assigned to West Elementary as a principal designee for 60 percent of her time with the remaining 40 percent at Lake Agassiz Elementary. She will be mentored by Jonasson.

“Grand Forks Public Schools has used a similar model in the past to allocate an administrator at our smallest elementary schools,” said Jody Thompson, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Education. “This provides administrative and supervisory support for our students, families, and employees while also being fiscally responsible to our community.”