Today, I have exciting news to share regarding two opportunities recently afforded our district. The first is receipt of a $4.3 million grant that will provide literacy initiatives for children from birth to grade 12 over the next three years. The second is the opportunity to pursue personalized learning for our students, with guidance from the state and KnowledgeWorks, an organization with nearly 20 years of experience partnering with schools and state and federal policymakers to create a system-wide approach to grow and sustain student-centered practices.
Many in the West Fargo Public Schools community may know me from past roles in the district, but for those who do not, allow me to share a bit about my journey in education. First, it must be said that it is an exciting time to be serving West Fargo Public Schools as Superintendent! While the majority of my career has been with WFPS, I did begin my teaching career in the Mahnomen Public School District as a teacher at Naytahwaush Elementary School. In 1993, I took a position at Harwood Elementary School, which began my tenure with North Dakota's