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Nelson Named Principal at Harwood Elementary School

West Fargo, ND – (April 18th, 2024) – It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, announces that Ms. Meghan Nelson has accepted the position of Principal at Harwood Elementary School.

Nelson comes to this role with eight years of teaching experience and 11 years of dedication to public education. For the past two years, Nelson has served as the Assistant Principal at Brooks Harbor Elementary, where she has supported the school's culture and fostered a supportive learning environment for learners and educators. Prior to her role as Assistant Principal, Nelson served as the Dean of Students at Westside Elementary. She is certified in AVMR and trauma-sensitive schools, and has served as a Safety Care trainer, providing her colleagues with the tools and resources they need to effectively support all learners. As an administrator, Nelson has worked to implement and improve positive behavior plans and systems. She has provided valuable training opportunities for staff in behavior management, and academic instruction that aligns to the district’s belief in a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum. Nelson holds a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Teacher Leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Inclusive Education, also from MSUM.

After interviewing and subsequently selecting Ms. Nelson, Dr. Agre stated, "Meghan's is great at connecting and forming relationships with stakeholders. From a small town herself, Meghan embodies the values of community and connections. She is a systems thinker which will foster a culture of inclusivity and collaboration at Harwood.”

Ms. Meghan Nelson will assume her new role on July 1st, 2024.

Travis Gavin