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Mike Hagstrom President of the St. John Paul II Catholic Schools and the Director of Catholic Schools for the Fargo Diocese

Mike Hagstrom was named President of St. John Paul II Catholic Schools and Director of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Fargo on March 15, 2016 and assumed office on July 1, 2016.

When he applied for the position, he wrote that his “approach would be that of stewardship of the great gift of Catholic Schools. With the help of God’s Grace and all our stakeholders we can be good stewards together, seeing that our schools not only merely survive, but also thrive. For they are designed for human flourishing, forming as we do the whole person, each and every student, made in God’s image and likeness, endowed with a transcendent dignity and destiny.”

Prior to this role, he taught Religion and served in a number of other leadership capacities at Shanley High School for 31 years. There, he embraced St. Bede’s notion that “I have always found delight in learning, teaching, and writing.”

Mike earned his B.A. in English and M.A. in Systematic Theology from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He and his wife, Shawn, have two children (Therese ’08 and Joseph ’16) and two grandchildren (James and Oliver).

Currently, St. John Paul II Catholic Schools is made up of five schools, Holy Spirit, Nativity and Trinity Elementary Schools, Sullivan Middle School and Shanley High School and offers faith based education from 3 years of age through the 12th grade. Each of our district’s school’s share in our mission and contribute to delivering a high quality Catholic Faith based education to the Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and surrounding area. If you are interested in learning more about our schools please contact our Admissions office at 701-893-3271 or Lori.Hager@jp2schools.org.


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