Hello, my name is Merrill Fahlstrom. I live in Dickinson with my husband, Craig, and Maltese dog, Roxy. I have 3 grown daughters who live in Minneapolis and Denver. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree at NDSU and my Master’s degree at Minnesota State University – Moorhead. I have worked in the field of Speech-Language Pathology for 39 years.  I began my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a center based program in Montana for 3 years.  I then worked in the Beach Public Schools for 7 years.  We then moved to Dickinson and I worked at Heart River for 9 years.  The next 12 years were spent working at RehabVisions at the outpatient clinic, St. Joseph’s hospital and the nursing homes.  I also worked on a consult basis for the KIDS (infant development) program.  I returned to Heart River in the fall of 2008 and have enjoyed working with Heart River students ever since.

Email me at mfahlstrom@dpsnd.org


Hello!  My name is Catherine King and I am a speech/language pathologist at Heart  River Elementary.  For the past 35 years, I have been involved in providing speech/language services to students, ranging in age from 3 to 21.   I am a native North Dakotan and spent many of my growing up years in Dickinson.  My  Bachelor’s Degree was obtained at Minot State University and my Master’s Degree was completed at Western Michigan University in  Kalamazoo.  After beginning my career in North Dakota public schools, I moved to Wisconsin where I lived and worked for 23 years! I am enjoying being back in North Dakota and serving the students of Heart River Elementary.

Email me at cking@dpsnd.org