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Helmut Schmidt, Published December 21 2010

Fargo South assistant principal honored

Jennifer Fremstad, assistant principal at Fargo South High School, has been named the state’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals.

She’s now eligible for consideration to be national assistant principal of the year.

“It’s a bit humbling, but appreciated nonetheless. It’s nice to be recognized,” Fremstad said Monday.

Fargo Schools Superintendent Rick Buresh called her an exemplary assistant principal and said he looks forward to having her taking on more responsibility with the school district.

“We’re just very delighted to have her working with us,” Buresh said. “She’s one of our rising stars.”

Fremstad has been in the teaching profession for 12 years, the past six as an assistant principal at South High, she said. A good share of her work there focuses on alternative education and intervention, she said.

She started as a teacher in Hillsboro, N.D., and then taught in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools, and in Washington, D.C. She then moved to Wyndmere, N.D., where she was principal and athletic director for a year before taking her job at South.

Three national finalists will be named in February, with an overall winner named at the national convention Feb. 26 in San Francisco.

State winners will be honored in Washington, D.C., March 30-April 2.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583