Superintendent of Fargo Public Schools Dr. Jeffrey Schatz to retire

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) Dr. Jeffrey Schatz will be announcing his retirement from the Fargo Public School District at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Dr. Schatz will finish the 2017-2018 school year and his retirement is set to be effective June 30th, 2018.

In an email to staff, Schatz writes: “I am writing to inform you of my decision to retire at the end of my current contract effective June 30, 2018. I am providing notice currently to give the Board of Education adequate time to seek a replacement and to make a timely transition for a new Fargo Public School Superintendent.”

District spokesperson, AnnMarie Campbell says Dr. Schatz is retiring after 32 years of K-12 education.

According to the district’s website, Dr. Jeffrey Schatz, a Fargo native, graduated from Fargo North High School.

He completed his undergraduate studies in education at NDSU, and received a master’s degree in educational leadership and a doctorate in educational administration from UND.

He first became a teacher in 1983, when he taught at Sargent Central in Forman, North Dakota.

From 1985 to 1988, he was the director of training and volunteers at the North Dakota Special Olympics State Office in Grand Forks.

In 1988, he joined the Grand Forks Public Schools where he devoted more than 20 years of his life to the students of that district in the classroom and in administration.

During his time in Grand Forks, he served as a teacher, athletic director, associate principal, and head principal.

In 2009, he joined Fargo Public Schools as the first principal of Davies High School.

The Board of Education of the City of Fargo hired Dr. Schatz as the Superintendent of Schools in the spring of 2012. He officially assumed the position in July 2012.

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