USD 380

We welcome our first superintendent candidate today. 

Mr. Joel Bickford is currently the Secondary Principal at the Bottineau School District in Bottineau, North Dakota, a role he has been in since 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and physical education from Jamestown College and went on to the University of North Dakota where he received his master’s degree in educational leadership. Bickford is a 25-year member of the National Guard, serving as a Commander and Officer Strength Manager for 5 years.

Bickford has been involved in a successful building initiative, guiding school improvement teams, and a school-wide Title 1 determination process.

Bickford has been in educational leadership for 15 years. He currently speaks to organizations as a motivational speaker and writes columns for two newspapers.