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Dr. Beth Randklev

Dr. Beth Randklev (ND '94)



Ben Franklin Elementary School
Grand Forks, ND

At the time of the Award, Dr. Beth Randklev was:

Ben Franklin Elementary School
Grand Forks, ND

Biographical Information

Beth Randklev, the principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School in Grand Forks, believes that the essence of good leadership is the ability to impart leadership qualities to others. In her former position as principal of Belmont Elementary School, she spearheaded the transformation of that school from" the lowest performing school in the district to a National Blue Ribbon School." At her current school, Dr. Randklev is still helping others develop their leadership abilities and express their talent. She has also instituted a breakfast program, a multi-age primary program, a two-year homeroom system, a program of home visits and a Backpack Reading Program. The central objective of these measures is to provide children with a nurturing, stable and challenging environment. For this to occur, parents must also be involved through programs that strengthen the bond of partnership between school and home.

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1975 Moorhead State University, B.S.

Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Community Partnerships, Safety, Technology