Superintendent's Page


I am extremely proud to serve the students, staff, and community of Grafton as the Superintendent of Grafton Public Schools. Grafton School has a proven commitment to success, and as superintendent, it is my responsibility to continue our best practices by supporting our School Board, staff, and community partners that have demonstrated the dedication needed to provide a high-quality education for all our students here in Grafton.

Our mission at Grafton Public School is to inspire excellence and build character in our students. This means focusing on the needs of all students and working together to ensure that we provide opportunities for every child to build a work ethic and establish goals to be a well-rounded citizen as they enter the next level of their life.

To ensure that our schools are committed to excellence through a student-centered learning environment supported by positive collaborations with students, staff, parents, school, and community, we provide students with a broad knowledge base by engaging in a standards-based curriculum with co-curricular opportunities.

Grafton Public School is dedicated to keeping pace with world changes and offering a diverse approach to the education of our students. We are committed to offering a broad curriculum that allows students to explore and pursue their passion and dreams. We take great pride in the commitment that our teachers, support staff, custodians, food service and bus drivers show our students every day. Please take the time to learn more about our students and our district and we invite you to a collaborative partnership that allows us to provide the best future for our children together.

Superintendent Grafton Public Schools

Mr. Albrecht has served as superintendent of the Grafton Public School District since July 1st, 2017. Previously, Mr. Albrecht held the principal position at Grafton High School for twelve years and served as superintendent for the Saint Thomas School District for five of those years.

Mr. Albrecht is a member of the North Dakota Council of Education Leaders (NDCEL), North Dakota Association of School Administrators (NDASA), and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

Mr. Albrecht is a native of Rolla ND, graduating from Rolla High School. He received an undergraduate degree from Dickinson State University in History and Physical Education and a Masters degree from the University of North Dakota in Educational Leadership.

Beyond the above positions listed, Mr. Albrecht was a teacher and coach for the Fort Totten and Devils Lake School Districts and a principal for the Fort Totten School District.

Mr. Albrecht has been married to Gayle Albrecht for 23 years. Gayle works as a data coordinator for the Grafton School District. Darren and Gayle have two children.

Contact Information

1548 School Road

Grafton, ND 58237

Office: 701-352-1930