Dr. Liann Hanson

Dr. Liann Hanson has been named to the position of Principal of Centennial Elementary School for Fargo Public Schools. Dr. Hanson will assume this position on July 1, 2019. 

A native of West Fargo, Dr. Hanson began her educational career in the 27J School District in Brighton, Colorado. While in Colorado, she taught 3rd grade bilingual for five years, was an assistant principal for two years, and then opened Turnberry Elementary School, of which she was principal for four years. In 2011, she was appointed as the principal of Oak Crest Elementary in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. 

Dr. Hanson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Spanish, and Athletic Coaching from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She then earned her Master’s Degree in K-12 Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Denver. Dr. Hanson also received her Doctorate in K-12 Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Denver with her dissertation focusing on female superintendents and their career pathways.

Dr. Hanson takes over for Centennial Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Reznecheck, who will retire at the end of June.