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Lynn M. Wolf
Sunrise Elementary School
Bismarck Public Schools
Bismarck, North Dakota

With over 25 years of service in Bismarck Public Schools, Lynn Wolf is one of the most experienced principals in North Dakota. In 2010, he was asked to open Sunrise Elementary, a brand new K-5 school consisting of students from all over the district and beyond. Wolf considers the opening of Sunrise to be one of his greatest accomplishments. By working with parents, staff, and community, Wolf made sure that Sunrise was a welcoming, inspiring place from the very beginning. “The ease at which he tackled this daunting task is proof of his passion and strong belief system for education,” says fellow principal Michelle Svihovec. During his time at Sunrise, Wolf has also implemented effective Professional Learning Communities, spending one day a week meeting with each community and devoting another to focused, in-depth problem solving. Currently, Wolf is engaged in an ongoing effort to shift from traditional grading to standards-based reporting. He has developed a highly-involved PTO which hosts Back-to-School tailgating parties, Winterfests, and more. Wolf currently serves as the Federal Relations Coordinator for the North Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals and is a member of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.S. in Social Sciences from the University of North Dakota, a B.S. in Elementary Education from Mayville State College, and an M.S. in Elementary Administration from Northern State College.