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Forum staff reports, Published May 07 2012

Cody, Erickson named to principal posts

FARGO – Troy Cody has been named the Davies High School principal for 2012-13, the Fargo School District announced Monday.

Cody has been an assistant principal and activities director at Fargo North High School for the past five years.

He replaces current Principal Jeff Schatz, who will become the district’s superintendent July 1.

A University of Mary alumnus, Cody began his education career with St. Anne’s School in Bismarck as an elementary and middle school teacher. He taught math and coached athletics in Idaho and Minnesota before coming to Fargo schools in 2007.

He has a master’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University and a K-12 administration degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

The school district has also named Tricia Erickson principal of Bennett Elementary for 2012-13.

She has been principal at Lewis and Clark Elementary for 15 years.

A Concordia College alumna, Erickson taught at Fargo’s Washington, Clara Barton and Centennial elementary schools before becoming a part-time assistant principal at Centennial. Her first principal assignment was at Hawthorne Elementary.

Earlier this year, Erickson was named the state’s Distinguished Principal of the Year.

She holds a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.