Library Staff

Meet the Staff

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Troy Kuntz Library Media Specialist Heart River, Jefferson, Lincoln, Prairie Rose and Roosevelt Elementary Schools

Troy Kuntz is a Dickinson native, having graduated from Dickinson Trinity High School in 2006 and Dickinson State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a theatre minor. He is currently a student at Valley City State University working towards his LM02, North Dakota Library Education Credentials. To begin his professional experience, Mr. Kuntz taught 5th grade for Dickinson Catholic Schools. For 6 years following that, he taught 4th grade at Lincoln Elementary in Dickinson.


This, being Mr. Kuntz’s first year as Elementary Library Media Specialist, he is very excited to have an opportunity to make a larger impact on the district, teaching approximately 950 students, grades 3-5, library and technology skills. Mr. Kuntz also looks forward to having the opportunity to collaborate with the phenomenal staff here within Dickinson Public Schools. He is excited to transform the vision of our elementary school libraries to become an innovative learning environment.


Mr. Kuntz is reading always reading and learning. Besides the textbooks for his library classes, he recently finished reading the Curious McCarthy series by Tory Christie (who visited Dickinson Public Schools for Reading Month)! He also spends a lot of his time following different library blogs and websites, learning about the continuously evolving life of elementary libraries. Having taught in the district for several years, and having served on many different committees, Mr. Kuntz is excited to bring his expertise of the district’s curriculum and resources into his role of Elementary Library Media Specialist and knows that he will be able to assist teachers and students because of this. He is also VERY excited to enrich students learning through the integration and use of new technologies through his lessons and within the physical library space.

Danielle Knapple Library Media Specialist Dickinson Middle School

Mrs. Berger

Gale Berger Paraprofessional Roosevelt Elementary

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Kristi Krebs Paraprofessional Jefferson Elementary

Mrs. Heidt

Janet Heidt Paraprofessional Lincoln Elementary

 Mrs. Sullivan

Donna Sullivan Paraprofessional Prairie Rose Elementary

Mrs. Penny

Paula Penny Paraprofessional Heart River Elementary

Mrs. Olson

Laurie Olson Paraprofessional Dickinson Middle School