North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders

Russ Ziegler the New NDCEL Assistant Director!

I am excited to join the ranks of the NDCEL staff as the Assistant Director. I hope to be able to help the administrators of North Dakota in the education process. At NDCEL I will be working directly with the secondary and elementary principals groups and with Les Anderson in student activities. I am very excited for this opportunity!

Unveiling Our New Job Posting Website -!

Check out our new vacancy website at  North Dakota school districts can subscribe to this service and be able to post ALL their school-related job openings. For a limited time, NDCEL is offering a free subscription for this service.  Download an enrollment form today (click here).  Hurry our free trial won't last long!

New Office!

The NDCEL and ND LEAD Center offices have moved! Our new address is 125 Slate Drive, Suite 7, Bismarck, ND 58503.  The next time you're in Bismarck, stop by and take a look at our brand new space!

Welcome to our new website!

We have launched an all-new website, with improved navigation, more information, and more ways for you to interact with us. 

What's New:

  • Renew your membership.
  • Register for events.
  • Pay your dues or conference registration by credit card!
  • Access to a members-only directory.
  • Members-only community forums.

We are excited about all these new features and hope you are too!

The Benefits of Membership

  1. Legal Assistance
  2. Conferences
  3. Legislative Representation
  4. Publications
  5. State-Level Liaison
  6. Coalitions for Education
  7. Special Discounts
  8. Consultant/Research Services
  9. Peer Contact
  10. Strength in Numbers
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Executive Director Deliberations

The spring of the year is always a mixed bag of emotions for an educator.  Spring brings new life and excitement.  The start of new activities, the coming of the end of the year.  It can also be accompanied with a bit of a melancholy feeling as well.  We reoffer contracts this time of year.  Sometimes that means non-renewal…it can mean retirements…it can mean just moving on from schools.  Change is hard.  Spring – while new and exciting can also be the forbearer of change and challenge. 

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