District Announces Administration Position

The Fargo Public Schools announces the assignment of a middle school assistant principal within the District.

 

Cathy Selberg has been named the assistant principal of Carl Ben Eielson Middle School. Selberg replaces Patricia Cummings, who has accepted the previously announced position of FPS Director of Student Support Services.

photo portrait of Cathy SelbergSelberg is an alumnus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead, and a graduate of Fargo North High School. She has been serving as the seventh and eighth grade reading intervention instructor at Carl Ben Eielson since 2008. She has been with the Fargo School District since 1989. Selberg began her education career as a
K – 6 Learning Disabilities teacher from 1989 to 1991, followed by ten years as an elementary level teacher at Clara Barton, Longfellow and Madison Elementary Schools. In 2001 she became the District’s Language Arts Teacher Specialist, and then returned to the classroom as an elementary level teacher for grades one, four, and five at Longfellow from 2003 to 2008. Selberg has also served as an adjunct instructor at North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University-Moorhead for their Education departments.

Selberg holds a Master of Science degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She earned her Administrative Credentials through Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Selberg also holds a North Dakota Middle Level Endorsement and her K – 12 Reading Credential.

Fargo School District Announces 2 Administration Assignments

The Fargo Public Schools announces today the assignment of the Director of Special Education and Student Support Services and the Assistant Principal for Discovery Middle School.

photo portrait of Patricia CummingsPatricia Cummings has been named the Director of Special Education and Student Support Services for the Fargo Public School District. Cummings will assume her new position on July 1, and will replace outgoing Director John Yates, who is retiring.

Cummings is an alumnus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She has been the assistant principal at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School since June 2012. Cummings is the co-leader of Carl Ben Eielson’s school improvement committee and data team, as well as overseeing the CBE Special Education staff. Prior to Cumming’s position as assistant principal, she was the speech language pathologist at Carl Ben Eielson from 2006 to 2012 and the Asperger’s coach for the entire District. During this time she developed a social skills class for students with Asperger’s. Cummings began her education career with Fargo Public Schools as a speech language pathologist at Agassiz Middle School in 1996. She is also the parent of a child with disabilities, so understands firsthand the important role special education and support services play in the lives of these students and their families.

Cummings holds a master’s degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She earned her administrative credentials through Tri-College University.

photo portrait of Amy HerrickAmy Herrick has been named to the position of assistant principal at Discovery Middle School. Herrick has been serving as interim assistant principal at Discovery since November, 2013, when she replaced Assistant Principal Michael Beaton, who became the assistant principal and activities coordinator at South High School.

Herrick is an alumnus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She began her education career in 2002 as a visual arts instructor with the Fargo Public Schools. During her 12-year tenure as an instructor, Herrick has also served as the art club advisor at South High and Discovery, Discovery international fun club advisor, Discovery summer school site administrator and girls track coach for three years, and as a mentor in the student teacher and practicum student program. At the District level, she has served on the Visual Arts Study and School Improvement Monitoring Committees, and the Quality Assurance Review Team.

Herrick holds a master’s degree in Education Administration, K – 12 Level and a Bachelor of Science degree in K – 12 Art Education from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

New administrators joining Fargo Public Schools

The Fargo Public Schools announces today that it will welcome three new administrators to positions across the District for the fall of 2012. All are replacement hires, who will fill positions being vacated by individuals retiring June 30. The Board of Education confirmed the new contracts at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The new administrators are:

District Activities Director

Todd Olson, Director of Athletics for the Grand Forks Public Schools, will replacing outgoing Activities Director Ed Lockwood. Olson brings six years of experience to the position, during which time he has actively served the administrations of the NDHSAA, NDIAAA, and NIAAA. Olson began his education career in Grand Forks, where he served as a high school math teacher and basketball coach.

Olson holds a bachelor’s degree from Mayville State University, and masters’ degrees from the University of North Dakota. He is a native of Cavalier.

Director of Alternative Education

David Burkman, secondary principal (gr. 6-12) for the Cedar Mountain School District in Morgan, Minn., will replace outgoing Director/Woodrow Wilson High School Principal Deb Dillon. Prior to Cedar Mountain, Burkman worked as an assistant middle school principal in Grand Rapids, Minn. He began his education career in Rochester, Minn., as a middle school band director, summer school director, and wrestling coach.

Burkman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a master’s from Winona State University. He is a native of Menahga.

Assistant Principal, Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

Patricia Cummings, speech pathologist at Carl Ben Eielson, will replace outgoing Assistant Principal Barb Weber. Cummings began her education career here in FPS as a speech pathologist at Agassiz Middle School in 1996. She has been serving in that capacity at Carl Ben Eielson since 2006.

Cummings holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Moorhead State University. She is a native of Detroit Lakes.