The Fargo Public Schools announces the assignment of two elementary principals within the District.
Rebecca Folden has been named the principal at Clara Barton-Hawthorne Elementary School. Folden will assume her new position on July 1, and will replace Principal Tanya Wrigley-Lingle, who has accepted the previously announced position of principal at McKinley Elementary School.
Folden is an alumnus of Valley City State University, and a graduate of Fargo North High School. She has been serving as the administrative intern for Clara Barton-Hawthorne Elementary since August 2011 and the Fargo Public Schools Elementary Summer School Director for the past four years. She has been a teacher with the Fargo School District since 2000. Folden began her education career as a fifth grade teacher at Lewis & Clark Elementary, followed by ten years there as a fourth grade teacher. In 2004 she became the lead teacher at Lewis & Clark. She has served on Lewis & Clark’s PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports), character, advisory, and NCA writing committees prior to moving on to her current position at Clara Barton-Hawthorne. Folden has served as an instructor at North Dakota State University, as the President of Valley Reading Council, and as a club gymnastics coach.
Folden holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Valley City State University. She earned her elementary principal credential through Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Megan Kiser has been named the principal at Lincoln Elementary School. Kiser will assume her new position on July 1, and will replace Principal Jennifer Schuldheisz, who has accepted the previously announced position of principal at Ed Clapp Elementary School, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2015.
Kiser is an alumnus of Concordia College. She has been serving as the administrative intern for Horace Mann-Roosevelt Elementary since August 2011. She began her education career with the Fargo Public School District as a third grade teacher at Carl Ben Eielson Elementary School in 2001, following one and a half years as a substitute teacher. Kiser moved to Madison Elementary in 2002, and taught third and fourth grades there for nine years prior to accepting her current position as administrative intern. She has served on Madison’s school improvement committee as co-chair, as their school climate team co-chair, and on the Madison team leader council. While at Horace Mann-Roosevelt, Kiser has led their professional learning initiatives and served as a new teacher mentor. Kiser has provided professional development in the Daily 5 literacy structure for elementary teachers. She is also the first certified ENVoY trainer for North Dakota, a professional development focused on non-verbal instructional and classroom management strategies. She was recognized by the North Dakota Principals Association as a 2014 Bell Ringer for those efforts.
Kiser holds a master’s degree in Reading from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Concordia College, Moorhead. She earned her educational leadership credential from North Dakota State University.