Superintendent David Flowers announced Wednesday that Adam Gehlhar has been named as an Assistant Principal for Cheney Middle School and Michelle Weber has been named as the Assistant Principal for Liberty Middle School.
“We are fortunate to have leaders with this experience in STEM and 21st century skills; both of these educators have played a key role in the development of the STEM program in WFPS,” Flowers said. “Gehlhar and Weber are recognized in our community and state as pioneering leaders in the STEM approach that is an integral part of our district’s strategic direction. The integration and growth of STEM at the two middle schools will be an important element of their work. They, along with current STEM teachers, will assist in nurturing, forming and training new teams of teachers at each of the district’s middle schools.”
Gehlhar came to the district in 2009 and served as a Social Science educator at the STEM Center until 2012, when he accepted the interim role as an Assistant Principal at West Fargo High School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education from NDSU and a Master’s degree in Education Leadership from Tri-College University.
Weber came to the district in 1991, and has served in multiple roles during her time in the district: middle school language arts/reading teacher (1991 - 2004), middle school counselor (2004 - 2011) and Assistant Principal at the STEM Center (2011 - current). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Moorhead State University, a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from NDSU and a Principal’s Licensure in Educational Leadership from NDSU.
Gehlhar will join Principal Don Lennon and Assistant Principal Amber Rudolph at Cheney; Weber will join Principal Denise Jonas at Liberty. Both will assume their new roles on July 1.