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Justin Behm hired as next activities director at West Fargo High School

Behm takes over for former Packers activities director Jay DeCann, who departed at the end of June after accepting the athletic director position at Mayville State

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WEST FARGO — West Fargo Public Schools hired its next activities director at West Fargo High School.

The district announced Thursday that it has named Justin Behm to serve as the school's AD. He succeeds Jay DeCann, who departed at the end of June after accepting the athletic director position at Mayville State University.

"Justin has an innate ability to develop positive relationships with coaches and learners, leaving an impact on all those around him," said WFPS district activities director Logan Midthun in a news release. "West Fargo High School is home to many rich traditions, and I am confident that he will step right in and lead with purpose, sincerity and respect for Packer Pride."

Behm's career in education dates back to 2009 when he joined WFPS as an elementary health and physical education teacher. He earned his master's degree in educational leadership and his bachelor's in K-12 physical education from North Dakota State University. Behm has also coached various sports at the high school, college and club levels.

DeCann had served as the Packers AD since 2015 prior to accepting his new role at Mayville State.

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The school district has also hired its next AD for Horace High School, which will be announced at a later date, Midthun said on social media.

Midthun previously served as the AD at recently opened Horace before accepting the newly-implemented district-wide AD position in June.

The school district approved the addition of a district-wide activities director as part of a 2022-23 staffing request at a special meeting in May .

Ryan Spitza joined The Forum in December 2021 as a sports reporter. He grew up in Marquette, Mich., a city of 20,000 on the southern shore of Lake Superior. He majored in multimedia journalism and minored in public relations at Northern Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in May 2019. While attending college, Spitza gained real-world experience covering high school and college athletics for both The Mining Journal and The North Wind.

Spitza can be reached at 701-451-5613 or rspitza@forumcomm.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryspitza.
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