Lutherans in Minnesota

Oak Grove hires middle and high school principal

Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo, North Dakota, started the new school year with a new leader. Beverly J. Bjertness was named the school’s middle and high school principal over the summer.

Bjertness is a veteran educator. She received her administration degree from St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, Minnesota), a master’s degree in special education from Bethel University (Arden Hills, Minnesota), a bachelor’s degree in education from Valley City State University (Valley City, North Dakota), and an associate’s degree in biblical studies from Trinity Lutheran College (Everett, Washington). She has been an elementary, middle, and high school teacher in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Washington schools, most recently working in the New London-Spicer School District, New London, Minnesota.

Bjertness has received extensive training in reading, writing, mental health disorders, and special education interventions.

“It is an honor and privilege to be selected the next middle and high school principal of Oak Grove Lutheran School,” said the new principal. “During the years that my husband served on the Oak Grove Lutheran School Board of Regents, we often discussed how we would like our children to attend Oak Grove and become a part of the Oak Grove community. We are looking forward as a family to our time at Oak Grove.”

Bjertness and her husband, Pastor Corey Bjertness, have four children.

Bjertness will serve the middle and high school program at Oak Grove Lutheran School, overseeing the academic program for grades six through 12.

Oak Grove Lutheran School is in its 104th year of integrating Christian faith and learning. It serves 450 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on two campuses in Fargo. The school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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