Richland #44 Elementary Principal's Page


Staci Schmitz - Elementary Principal

Mrs. Schmitz has been an educator for the past 22 years in the West Fargo School District. She has served as a kindergarten teacher, reading interventionist, instructional coach and most recently dean of students. Mrs. Schmitz holds a master’s degree in reading from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Dakota.

Richland #44 Mission & Vision

Our Mission Statement Educating students to be responsible citizens and leaders.

Our Vision Statement To empower and engage ALL to succeed in an inclusive, student-centered environment that promotes learning and growth. We will accomplish this by utilizing a standards-referenced curriculum that focuses on the overall development of academic skills, technology literacy, and life skills.

Richland #44 Belief Statement

Our Belief Statement We believe in a safe and supportive environment that fosters relationships and high expectations for all students.

Safe and Supportive
We believe in a safe and supportive educational environment that will enhance our students’ opportunities to succeed.

We believe in building relationships among our school, community, staff, and students to enhance positive school culture.

We believe in high expectations that lead to a standard of excellence for all students.


Give us a call! We will walk you through the enrollment process. You can also fill out our registration form.

Yes, they are open to the public! you can find the meeting schedule here.

You can find information on our comprehensive Smart ReStart plan under our Smart Restart page.

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