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Downs Named Assistant Principal at Horace Elementary

West Fargo, ND – (May 24th, 2024) – It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, and Ericka Urness, Horace Elementary School Principal, announce that Jena Downs has accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Horace Elementary School.

Ms. Downs has 13 years of experience in public education and has been with West Fargo Public Schools since 2017. She has worked most recently as the Dean of Students at Horace Elementary since 2022. Downs has classroom teaching experience at the elementary level and has served as a Multi-Tiered Support Systems Team member. Downs holds a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.

After interviewing and subsequently selecting Ms. Downs, Dr. Agre stated, "Jena has a vast background in elementary education, working in many positions and buildings, which have prepared her to be the Assistant Principal at Horace Elementary School. She is approachable and builds relationships quickly while also being a credible leader in leaning on her experience and education to guide her work and decisions.”

Ms. Downs will assume this new role on July 1st, 2024.

Travis Gavin