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

We are very excited to announce that Mike Hagstrom will serve as the new President of St. John Paul II Catholic Schools and Director of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Fargo.

“I am grateful both for Bishop Folda’s ardent support for Catholic Schools and for Dr. Smith’s leadership the past four years,” Mr. Hagstrom said, “and I am looking forward to enhancing further our Catholic schools’ legacy of excellence in a prayerful, collaborative, and energetic spirit.”

Mr. Hagstrom has served as a Religion teacher at Shanley for thirty-one years. He has also been a long-time Chaplain’s Assistant and Student Council Advisor at the school. He earned his B.A. in English and M.A. in Theology from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He and his wife, Shawn, have two children and two grandchildren.

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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