Fargo Public Schools announces the assignment of three administrative intern positions within the District.
Fargo Public Schools administrative interns are two-year position assignments, designed to develop candidates’ leadership capacity. 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.
Frericks has served as a special education strategist for the West Fargo Public Schools this past school year. Prior to that she was a special education strategist for the Lake Region (Devils Lake, North Dakota) Public Schools for five years, and while there also served as the junior class advisor, and the professional learning communities facilitator for both elementary and secondary staff. Frericks served as a special education strategist for West Fargo schools from 2005 to 2011 and the Vancouver (Washington) Public Schools from 2003 to 2005. She began her teaching career in 2000 as a seventh grade teacher at the Ojibwa Indian School in Belcourt, North Dakota.
Frericks holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Special Education degree, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree, all from the University of North Dakota. In addition, she holds her North Dakota Administrators Credential and Special Education Directors Credential.
Olson has served as the student performance strategist at Kennedy Elementary for the current school year. Prior to that she was a fourth and second grade teacher at Kennedy from 2012 to 2016. While teaching at Kennedy, Olson also served as the Kennedy Student Leadership advisor, and was a member of the Kennedy Multi-Tiered System of Support. She has served on the District Technology Task Force and as a District teacher mentor. She began her education career in 1991 as a private school elementary teacher in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and was a public school teacher in Grand Forks from 2003 to 2012.
Olson holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Mayville State University and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from North Dakota State University. She has also completed the North Dakota Coaches Academy training.
Rentfrow has served as the music teacher at Jefferson Elementary School since 2008, and the music director at Discovery Middle School since 2014. While with the Fargo School District, Rentfrow has served as the chair of the Jefferson Positive Behavior Committee since 2014, and as a member of the Jefferson Leadership Team and the Jefferson Multi-Tiered Support System. In addition, Rentfrow has taught summer elementary music and acting programs for Trollwood Performing Arts School from June 2009 through the present, and has been a choral teacher with the International Music Camp (Peace Gardens, ND) from 2013 through 2016. She began her education career in 2007 as an elementary music teacher with the Elk River, Minnesota Public School District.
Rentfrow holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Concordia University – St. Paul. She also holds a Kodaly Certification from Minnesota State University – Moorhead.