North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders

NDCEL Summer Conference

NDCEL summer conference is coming up soon!!  The conference will be held at the Mandan Middle School on June 14-15.

Wednesday, June 14, the keynote kick-off speaker will be Judge Stephen Teske discussing alternatives that hold students accountable for their behavior and improve outcomes to graduate on time.  

Thursday, June 15, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephen Sroka, who was challenged with ADHD and dyslexia as a child and has become a internationally recognized speaker on proactive education, school safety, brain-based learning, juvenile justice, dropout prevention and leadership building in schools and communities.

Also on June 15, the annual golf tournament will be held at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan followed by a social and steak fry at the club house.  

Friday, June 16, we will conclude the conference with 2 breakout sessions and a legislative update from Aimee.  

Click here to register now!  Click here for UND Grad Credit.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn 1516 27th St. NW, Mandan, ND, 701-751-7484 and a block of rooms has been reserved at the Baymont Inn 2611 Old Red Trail NW, Mandan, ND  701-663-7401. Ask for the NDCEL Summer Conference at either one.  

School Calendar Guidance

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Executive Director Deliberations

This legislative session has really gotten me to thinking about a number of things regarding education and NDCEL.  What are the true needs of our members?  How are we, and how can we better be a support system that at the end of the day positively impacts kids?  I think that the answer to this lives within some questions that we need to continually ask ourselves.

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