Dr. Liann Hanson Named Fargo Public Schools Director of Standards-Based Instruction

(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo Public Schools announced Tuesday the assignment of Dr. Liann Hanson as the director of standards-based instruction. Hanson assumes the position from Jodell Teiken, who has transitioned to the position of evidence-based reporting implementation coordinator.

Since 2019, Dr. Hanson has served as the principal of Centennial Elementary School.  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 where she served until transitioning to the Fargo Public Schools in 2019.

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.

Fargo Public Schools will now begin the search to fill Hanson’s role as principal of Centennial Elementary School.