Dr. David Kahl '61

B.S., Elementary Education
Moorhead, Minn.

2020 inductee

Dr. David Kahl is a long-time educator, administrator and researcher who spent 51 years in the education field. Kahl began his career immediately after graduation teaching third grade for the Fargo school district, sparking a 47-year career as a teacher and administrator for the district.

Kahl devoted much of his career as a consultant teaching other educators new instruction methods, both in university settings and professional arenas, while continuing to develop his own research interests and theories meant to enrich pre-school, elementary- and middle-school education methods. Even in retirement, he stays active in education by serving as co-director of Marketplace for Kids, a nonprofit organization that serves to ignite the spirit of innovation in children in the Mantador, ND area – a position he has held since 1985.

As a student, Kahl was a member of the BSU men’s cross-county and track & field teams. He also served as secretary of BSU Athletics’ B-Club, was a four-year member of the Bemidji State Concert Choir and worked as a resident assistant in Pine Hall.

Kahl lives in Moorhead with his wife, Diane.

Dr. David Kahl '61

Previous Professional Education Hall of Fame Recipients

2019
Dr. Boyd Bradbury '88

2018
Dr. Brenda J. Child ‘81

2016
Richard "Dick" Anderson '68, '75, '86
Daryle McCannell '73, '79
Jean (Fulton) Weyer '81

2015
Dr. Randall Peterson '82
Ronald Ruud '79

2013
Tracy Loken Weber '02, '05
Cynthia (Burggraf) Storhaug '82
Dr. Randy Swedburg '65

2011
Janet (Aune) Anderson '69
Bruce Brinkworth '67
Terry Gotziaman '69
Pamela (Halgrimson) Olson '68, '72

2009
Connie Dugstad Bishop '79
Larry Guggisberg '80
Dr. Christopher Mills '93
Robert Nyberg '71

2007
Richard Coe '77
Gary Hokanson '69
Katherine (Fleener) Techam '67, '78

2005
Barbara (Baso) Burkman '73
Colleen (Sullivan) Canavan '75
Joseph Merseth '66, '70
Denis Sauter '70
William Wagner '60, '67

2002
Carol Cleveland '90
Patricia Haasch '91
Lori (Olson) Klettenberg '82
Gerald Ness '80, '85
Barbara (Goehring) Stoflet '84

2000
Virgil Boehland '72
Mark Fodness '82, '95
Dr. Debra Kellerman '72, '75
Marcia (Baker) Liapis '76
Adele (Levchak) Munsterman '74
Vicki (Lykins) Rowe '78

1998
Patricia Hughes '67, '82
Delphine (Forte) Jacobsen '63, '72
Kathy (Uhrinak) Pearson '78, '82
Laura Pieper '82
James Wheeler '72
Dr. Neil Witikki '82

1996
Michael Hanlon '65
Dr. Cheryl (Clark) Hoversten '66
Robert Hursh '61, '64
John McClellan '66
Marcy Clara (Reierson) Mickelson '81
Mary (Weggum) Snorek '69
Lloyd Styrwoll '71, '77
David Thompson '71

1995
Rex Kingsbury '79
Robert Michalicek '66
Dennis Peterson '79
Elaine (Aune) Ruud '71
Roger Schmidt '78
Michael Wichmann '88
Yvonne Wilson '85, '92

Charter Members
Dennis Larson '73
Donald Miller '66