The Fargo Board of Education announces the selection of four finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. Finalist interviews will be held the week of March 19, 2018.
The finalists will be interviewed by the Board of Education from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Board Room at the District Office, located at 415 North 4th Street. The finalists will also be interviewed throughout the day by administrators, community members, support staff members, and teachers.
A time will be reserved each interview day for the media to interview the finalists; the candidate will be available to interview with the media at 5:15 p.m. at Agassiz, 1305 South 9th Avenue, in Room #350. Media representatives can utilize the north parking lot, enter the main doors and follow the directional signs to Room #350.
The finalists are as follows:
Mr. Krish Mohip currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Youngstown City Schools in Youngstown, OH. Previously, he served in the Chicago Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher, assistant principal, principal, and chief officer of schools and executive cabinet member. Mr. Mohip holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and secondary education with minors in U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology and coaching from Mount St. Clare University, IA. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Loyola University of Chicago, and is obtaining his doctorate in educational leadership from National Louis University in Chicago.
Mr. Mohip will be interviewed on Monday, March 19.
Dr. Robert Arnold serves as assistant superintendent for the Campbell County School District near Lynchburg, Virginia. He has served in this position for the last nine years. He has 25 years of experience in public education. He previously served as principal of William Campbell Combined School, assistant principal at Rustburg High School, and as a seventh grade science teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Arnold will be interviewed on Wednesday, March 21.
Dr. Rupak Gandhi currently serves as the Research, Data, and Accountability Officer (Assistant Superintendent) for Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, CO. Previously, Mr. Gandhi spent his career in the Houston ISD. After serving as a special education resource teacher through Teach For America, he served as a high school assistant principal, an elementary principal, and a high school principal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in special education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, and is obtaining his doctorate in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
Mr. Gandhi will be interviewed on Thursday, March 22.
Dr. Barbara Hickman serves as an adjunct faculty member for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, supervising both teacher and administrator preparation programs and clinical placements. She has served in public education for many years, including as a classroom math and science teacher, various site administrative positions, assistant and associate superintendent in two districts, and superintendent of the Flagstaff Unified School District. She served for a year as the associate commissioner of quality instruction and leadership at the Colorado Department of Education. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Geology and Science Education from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in educational administration from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Hickman will be interviewed on Friday, March 23.
Pictures of the four finalists are shown in the slide show.