Meet Our Newest Leaders, Part 5 Of 8

Adult Learning Center Director Jennifer Frueh is one of several individuals who took on new roles this  year in FPS. She has been with the District since 2008, previously as a teacher working with GED, Adult Basic Education and ELL students. Meet her in our continuing series on those new faces…

Why did you initially want to get into the field of education?
I’ve always wanted to be an educator and have always been intrigued by working with people from other cultural backgrounds.  As a sophomore at NDSU while working at The Children’s Museum, I had the opportunity to watch an FPS ELL teacher with her students during Family Fun Night.  The very next day, I visited with my elementary ed instructor and transferred to VCSU at the end of the semester in order to obtain ELL Endorsement.

What did you do before accepting your most current position?
I have worked at the Fargo Adult Learning Center for 4 years as a GED and ESL Instructor.  Prior to that, I was an ELL teacher at Cheney Middle School in West Fargo.

Tell us about your family:
My husband, Josh, and I have been married for 9 years.  We have two fantastic, witty kids that keep us on toes or on the floor laughing every day.  James, our oldest, is 4 ½ and Lydia is 3.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to do just about anything that involves family and friends – playing games, camping, gardening, helping with church activities or just grabbing a cup of coffee.  I learned to scuba dive on a recent vacation and look forward to making that a hobby someday!

What about FPS makes you most proud?
I am proud of the dedication of staff members and the integrity of the programs that truly prepare students for the future.  Working at the FALC allows me to collaborate daily with many individuals within the district and community agencies to break down the barriers that stand in the way of education for some of our most diverse learners.