Welcome to the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District! My goal is to ensure that you receive an exceptional educational experience at NR-S; focused on rigorous, personalized programming that meets your needs and challenges your thinking; facilitated in an environment that promotes caring and collaboration.
I have been an educator for 32 years, currently serving in my eighth year as the Superintendent for the New Rockford-Sheyenne School District. Our district received the Governor’s System Innovation Award in 2018 and the National Blue-Ribbon AWard in 2019, based on superior student achievement. Our district is currently working with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction on a collaborative, five-year grant to redefine customized, personalized learning across the state of North Dakota for all PK-12 learners.
A native of southern Minnesota, I have worked as a social studies teacher, coach and middle school principal prior to assuming a position on the faculty of Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota. I completed my undergraduate degree at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and my master’s degree in education administration at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In 2017, I was the first North Dakota superintendent to complete her National Superintendent Certificate through the American Association of School Administrators and am currently completing my doctoral dissertation through St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I currently serve as a director on the New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation and the Sheyenne Economic Development Council. In my spare time, I love to travel and serve as a carded 4-H Horse Show Judge. I am the mother of four children who reside in Sheyenne, North Dakota.