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Fergus Falls Public Schools

Superintendent: Mr. Jerry Nessx1010 601 Randolph Ave. ( Google map)
Business Manager: Mark Mastenx1009 Fergus Falls, MN   56537
Personnel Director: Elaine Jahnkex1010 Phone: 218-998-0544 x2000
Curriculum Director: Carri Thompson – x1005 FAX: 1-218-755-5000


Secondary School (6-12): Kennedy Secondary School
Principal: Mr. Dean Monkex2002 601 Randolph Ave. (Google map)
Assistant Principal (9-12): Mr. Shane Thielke - x2026 Fergus Falls, MN   56537
Assistant Principals (6-8): Mr. Brad Strandx3072                         Mr. Jon Steinbrennerx3032 Phone: 218-998-0544 x2500
Athletic Director (9-12): Mr. Gary Schulerx2504 FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Athletic Director (7-8): Mr. Shane Thielkex2614
Elementary Schools (K-5): Adams Elementary School
Principal: Mr. Scott Colbeckx1301 301 W. Bancroft (Google map)
Assistant Principal: Mrs Tindy Rundx1401 Phone: 218-998-0544 x1300
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Cleveland Elementary School
919 Northern Ave. (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0544 x1400
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
McKinley Elementary School
724 W. Laurel (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0544 x1500
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Area Learning Center: Fergus Falls Area Learning Center
Director: Kristin Tuelx2600 340 Friberg Ave. (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0544 x2540
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Early Childhood & McKinley Elementary School
Family Education: 724 W. Laurel (Google map)
Director: Karen Hananx1529 Phone: 218-998-0544 x1500
Community Education & Community Education
Adult Basic Education: 340 Friberg Avenue (Google map)
Director: Mary Mattesonx1601 Phone: 218-998-0544 x1600
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Special Education Coop: Fergus Falls Area Area Special Education Coop
Administrator: Shannon Ericksonx1004 518 Friberg Ave. (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0935 x1004
FAX: 1-218-998-0055

Recent Posts

Supt. Ness: Safety assessment a success

On Wednesday, December 3, the Fergus Falls Public Schools held a Facility Assessment Training. Representatives from the Fergus Falls Police and Fire Departments, OTC Emergency Planners and District administrators met with two representatives from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, a division under Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. The purpose of the meeting was to review District-wide drills and communications, along with concentrating on the facility assessment for the Roosevelt building.

Overall, the representatives from the Department of Public Safety were pleased with our security efforts. They provided many no cost/low-cost suggestions to improve our security.  They liked how we are using an administrator/office email/text communication during an emergency and drills. The reps were also pleased that we were using Twitter and Remind to communicate with the staff and public.  (Anyone can go to our Website – – to sign up for these alerts.) The key for a safer building is for everyone to know it is their responsibility to be aware of the surroundings and inform people if something is not right. Most importantly, our policy of having visitors sign in to restrict access to the buildings was recognized as a best practice. Continue reading

  1. Supt. Ness: The Leroy Leverson Jazz Commission
  2. Dec. 8, 2014 board minutes
  3. Supt. Ness: Students get to “shop with a hero”
  4. Nov. 24, 2014 board minutes