• "All students will have highly effective teachers who are skilled and confident." 

    --BPS Staff Development Department Vision



    The mission of the Bismarck Public School District Staff Development Department is "to support and engage district staff in continuous improvement by promoting and providing meaningful, relevant, and collaborative professional development."


    Brittany Upton, Director of Curriculum/Instruction/Professional Learning

    Laurie Friesz,  Administrative Assistant

    Andrea Seibel K-12 Consultant/Staff Developer, MTSS, Academics, Data, Assessment 

    Tara Olson, 6-12 Staff Developer, Standards Based Education, ELA, Mentorship Program

    Nikki Szajkowski, K-5 Staff Developer, Math & Science, Mentorship Program

    Tina Pletan, K-5 Staff Developer, ELA & Social Studies, Mentorship Program