School Board

School Board Philosophy

The trustees of School District No. 3 are guided by the conviction that every student has the right to the best school this community can provide. Responsibility for this provision rests with all the citizens, parents, the school staff and students, with the ultimate responsibility for direction and decision-making assumed by the Board of Trustees. The Board will exert leadership in creating, maintaining and improving the school for the educational needs of the children. The focal point of concern in our school system is the student. Organization, staffing, programming, teaching and funding should all be developed, primarily and basically, to enhance appropriate opportunities for students to learn and develop personally, academically and socially. It is the intention of the district that equal opportunity for both sexes in all areas of the educational program be provided. FAIR-MONT-EGAN SCHOOL MISSION In partnership with students, family, and community, we prepare every student for the world of today and tomorrow through excellence in education.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Past Minutes & Agendas

Current School Board

Mark Siderius


Since 2017

Mark is a 4th generation Siderius to grow up in the Flathead Valley. Mark attended FME and Flathead High School. He went to MSU Northern in Havre to study Diesel Mechanics. He owns and operates Mark Siderius Construction & Excavation LLC. He also farms in the Creston area, raising various crops and hay and has a cow/calf operation. Mark and Heather have 4 children – Zachary, Grayce, Lauryn, and Beau. Mark is on 2 other boards in Kalispell – Flathead Conservation District and the Flathead River Commission.

Katie Freeman

Vice Chairman

Since 2018

Katie moved back to Kalispell after graduating from college. She and her husband have two kids. She is a stay at home mom and loves traveling with her family and seeing all that Northwest Montana has to offer.

Trista Johnson

Since 2021

My Name is Trista Johnson. I was born and raised in Montana. In my elementary and middle school years I lived in the small town of Sidney, MT. As a result I experienced first hand a small rural school district. Later we moved to Helena where I graduated from Helena High. I have lived in the Flathead Valley for more than 11 years. I have 2 children that attend FME, Boston 5th grade and Sienna 1st grade. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University and earned degrees in both Finance and Economics. Until 2020, I was Self Employed and helped facilitate new and established businesses with capital. I am currently working as a stay at home mom.

Jennifer Stebbins-Han

Since 2017

Jennifer and her family have attended FME since it’s original one room school house days. She has her MA is marriage and family counseling. She works for Flathead theater department, Stillwater theater department and Whitefish Theater Company. She has three children at FME, Ella, Jon Tae and Keenan.

Travis Tennison

Since 2019

I’m a husband to Angie Tennison a father to Quin and Trent. I love to be outdoors enjoying hunting fishing and trapping with my three favorite people. Spending time around a good fire listening and tell stories with all the cronies.

Contact Us:

Phone: (406) 755-7072

Fax: (406) 755-7077

797 Fairmont Road

Kalispell, MT 59901