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

Notice of Board Negotiations Work Session

Monday, May 20th, 2024 at 4:00pm

Location:  Superintendent’s Office

Monday, May 20th, 2024 at 5:30pm

Location:  Library

Monday, May 20th, 2024 at 6:00pm

Location:  Library

Agendas will be made available to the public within 48 hours of the meeting.

Current Agendas & Minutes

Past Agendas & Minutes

Current School Board

Katie Freeman


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.

Emily Wilson

Vice Chairman 

Since 2022

After moving to the Flathead Valley with her husband, Caleb, Emily has embraced all that Montana has to offer. She enjoys the outdoors and may be seen running on the dirt roads around Fair-Mont-Egan. She holds a BA in Business Administration and currently is working as a Mortgage Loan Originator. She is passionate about this valley, the community, and is excited to be an active member on the school board. She has two children that attend Fair-Mont-Egan.

Bridget Oestreich

Since 2022

Bridget and her husband moved to the valley in 1997 and have one son who attends FME. They have lived in the FME district for 5+ years and enjoy their community.  She looks forward to serving on the board as well as the community.  In her spare time she enjoys camping trips and vacations with her family. 

Kim Souther

Since 2023

After graduating from Libby High School Kim spent 4 years in the US Air Force. He then attended college at the University of MT where he received his BA in Business Administration. Kim has 2 children who attended FME and currently has 2 grandchildren who are enrolled at FME. This is Kim’s second time on the board as he served 6 years previously.  

Jennifer Caron

Since 2023

Jennifer moved to Montana in 2012, where she met her now husband, who was born and raised in the Flathead Valley. Jennifer has two active children who attend FME and participate in many sports throughout the Flathead County. What she values the most about FME is the small school atmosphere. She enjoys skiing, rafting, and camping with her family in her spare time. 

Contact Us:

Phone: (406) 755-7072

Fax: (406) 755-7077

797 Fairmont Road

Kalispell, MT 59901