EDIT MAIN
Plus_blue

Administration & Office Staff

Mrs. Julie Pederson, Principal

Phone: (218) 773-0908 ext. 1403

Email: jpederson@egf.k12.mn.us

Mrs. Julie Pederson, Principal

Welcome from Mrs. Julie Pederson, Principal. I completed my BS in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of North Dakota in 1984. I acquired my Master's of Education in Special Education, Learning Disabilities from UND in 1994. I returned to school at Moorhead State University and received my Administrative and Special Education Director's license in 2008. My career has allowed me to work in four different educational systems, coming to East Grand Forks in 1997. Prior to the principal assignment, I worked as a Learning Disabilities specialist at EGF Senior High. I began my role as Principal at New Heights in 2000.

I am married to David, and we have 3 sons; Nicholas, Marshal and Noah. We all enjoy being a part of the East Grand Forks community!


Mr. Chad Grassel, Assistant Principal

Phone: 218-773-0908 ext. 1401

Email: cgrassel@egf.k12.mn.us

Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education- UND (1992)
Masters in Elementary Education- UND (2008)
K-12 Principal License- MSUM (2018)

Mr. Chad Grassel, Assistant Principal

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at New Heights Elementary! I am excited to be the new Assistant Principal here at New Heights. I am starting my 27th year in the East Grand Forks School System. East Grand Forks is a great community, and I am proud to be a member of it!

I am married to my wife (Kelly). We have two children, a son (Cody, wife Jenny) and a daughter(Chelsey). We are all proud graduates of East Grand Forks Senior High.

I am looking forward to meeting all the GREAT students and families at New Heights Elementary! I know we will have a great year of learning ahead.

GO GREEN WAVE!!!!


Mrs. Jodi Boushee, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 218-773-0908 ext. 1419

Email: jboushee@egf.k12.mn.us

Mrs. Jodi Boushee, Administrative Assistant

Jodi Boushee is an Administrative Assistant at New Heights Elementary. She started at New Heights as a Paraprofessional in 2007. In 2016 she joined the Office Staff as an Administrative Assistant. Jodi is a lifelong East Grand Forks resident, and attended the University of North Dakota. She resides in East Grand Forks with her husband Chad, and children Carli, Jacob, Jenna, Cole, and Cooper.


Mrs. Lacey Millette, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 218-773-0908 ext. 1400

Email: lmillette@egf.k12.mn.us

Degrees and Certifications:

A.A.S. in Interior Design

Mrs. Lacey Millette, Administrative Assistant

Lacey is an adminstrative assistant at New Heights. She has been a paraprofessional since 2013 and began her position as administrative assistant in January, 2016. Lacey grew up in East Grand Forks and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High. She earned a degree at Alexandria Technical College in Interior Design. Lacey is married to Luke, and they have two daughters, Miranda and Maleah.


Mrs. Christy Carlstrom

Phone: SH (218) 773-2405 ext 4301

Email: ccarlstrom@egf.k12.mn.us

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Nursing - Concordia College - Moorhead, MN Registered Nurse Licensed School Nurse Public Health Nurse

Mrs. Christy Carlstrom

Hi! My name is Christy Carlstrom and I am the District Nurse. I was born and raised in Crookston, MN but now bleed green and red – Roll Wave! I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. My work experience includes working in the Pediatrics/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Bismarck, ND and at Altru in Grand Forks, ND working in the Intensive Care and Same Day Surgery Units. I’ve been the District Nurse for 16 years and have enjoyed getting to know the students over this time.

My husband, Darin, is an Engineer for the Polk County Highway Department in Crookston. I have 3 daughters; Aubrie is a RN, Haylie is a sophomore at UND and Natalie is a freshman at UND. I keep busy following Green Wave athletics. I am also on the Sports Booster Board.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health please contact me via email.


Mrs. Sherry Murphy, Social Worker

Phone: (218) 773-0908 ext. 1416

Email: smurphy@egf.k12.mn.us

Mrs. Sherry Murphy, Social Worker


Phone: (218) 773-0908 ext. 1301

Email: htaylor@egf.k12.mn.us

Mrs. Heather Taylor, School Counselor