The Fargo Public Schools announces today the assignment of two administrative intern positions and the continuation of two administrative intern positions within the District.
Administrative interns are one- to two-year position assignments designed to develop and prepare candidates for possible leadership positions. Interns use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills gained through gradual release of responsibilities and on-the-job experiences to assist the school principal and teaching staff to provide the best possible learning environment at their assigned school. Position responsibilities typically include teacher observations, teacher mentoring, implementation of professional development, overseeing curriculum improvement, budget development, management of human resources, and designing master schedules for their building. Administrative interns must hold a master’s degree and have a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience.
Johnson is an alumnus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Fargo Public Schools, and is a Fargo native. She has been employed at Fargo Public Schools since 2002, most recently serving as the lead teacher and a second grade instructor at Horace Mann Elementary since 2008. Johnson has been the Horace Mann School Improvement Program co-chair for the last five years, chair of the school’s literacy portfolio, chair of the writing committee, and responsible for delivering professional development. Johnson also served for six years at Madison Elementary, beginning in 2002 as a Literacy Coach and Title Reading teacher, and then as a third and sixth grade teacher. In addition, she has served on the District Progress Report committee for the past eight years, along with other District committees. Johnson began her teaching career in 1993 in Texas, where she served as a special education, then fifth grade, third grade, and gifted and talented teacher for a total of nine years before returning to North Dakota in 2002.
Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Education from Saint Catherine University (St. Paul, MN). She holds her Elementary Principal Credential from NDSU and is in the process of completing her Education Leadership Specialist degree.
David Schneck has been named the administrative intern at Bennett and Lewis & Clark Elementary Schools. Schneck will assume his new position with the start of the new school year, at Bennett Elementary. He will serve the second half of the 2015-16 school year at Lewis & Clark.
Schneck is an alumnus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Mayville State University, and is a North Dakota native. He has been serving as the student performance strategist at Centennial Elementary since 2013. Prior to that, Schneck was a math specialist and fourth grade teacher with the West Fargo Public Schools. He has presented at both Title I and RtI conferences in North Dakota. Schneck began his teaching career in 2007 in Texas, where he served as a fourth grade teacher in an inner city Houston school district for four years. In 2008 he received the Houston Alliance of Black School Education Award. Schneck returned to North Dakota in 2011.
Schneck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education (K-12) from Mayville State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Williams is an alumnus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MSUM), and is originally from Chicago. He played football for the MSUM Dragons all four years while attending college. Williams was a social studies teacher at North High from 2005 through 2014. In addition, he served as the football assistant coach at North for two seasons, and the seventh and eighth grade football head coach for Ben Franklin Middle School for seven years. Williams also served as a wrestling, boys basketball, and boys track coach within the Fargo Public Schools. Williams served on the North High Leadership Team, participated in the FPS Social Studies Committee and the FPS Summer School Task Force, and has been involved with technology initiatives within the District. Williams began his employment with Fargo Public Schools in 2003 as a paraprofessional at Ben Franklin Middle School.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Social Studies degree with a Minor in Economics from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, along with a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction degree from MSUM. He holds his Administration Credentials from North Dakota State University.
Kliniske is an alumnus of Mayville State University and a North Dakota native. He served as the lead teacher and a fifth grade instructor at Longfellow Elementary from 2010 through 2014 and was the head softball coach at North High School through the 2014 season. He was the coordinator and supervisor of Longfellow’s after school sports, served on the school’s Math and Writing task forces, was the co-chair of their school improvement team, and was also a new teacher mentor. Kliniske taught grade four at Lewis & Clark Elementary and Kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary. In 2012 he was designated the Eastern Dakota Conference and North Dakota Class A Coach of the Year. Kliniske began his teaching career in 2003.
Kliniske holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Mayville State University, with a Minor in Coaching and Minor Equivalence in Physical Education. He also holds an Education Leadership degree from North Dakota State University.