Grand Forks school district announces appointment of Red River High School associate principal

Jay Hepperle, of Dickinson, North Dakota, will assume post held by Tony Bina

Red River High School

GRAND FORKS — Jay Hepperle, of Dickinson, North Dakota, has been named associate principal at Red River High School. He will take over for Tony Bina, who will assume a new position as athletic director at Grand Forks Central High School, effective July 1.

Hepperle, who has served as assistant principal at Dickinson High School for seven years, has experience with the Marzano High Reliability Schools framework, which is used to help schools achieve academic excellence, according to an announcement from Grand Forks Public Schools.

His background also includes experience with New Art and Science of Teaching methods, learning communities, and standards-based learning.

Before his employment with Dickinson High School, Hepperle was principal and lead instructor at Southwest Community High School in Dickinson for three years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history education and social science composite credentials from Dickinson State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Capella University in Minneapolis. He also holds a secondary principal credential.


Hepperle and his wife, Ashley, have four children: Hayden, 10; Kherington, 8; Harper, 6; and Addilyn, 4.

The Grand Forks School Board approved his appointment as RRHS associate principal at its April 11 meeting.

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