Bismarck, North Dakota – Dr. Gabe Dahl, assistant principal at Grand Forks Central High School, Fargo, has been named the North Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals (NDASSP). Now designated a state winner by NDASSP, Dahl is eligible in consideration to be the 2023 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year. Gabe Dahl is currently in his 22nd year of education, serving the last 11 as an associate principal at Grand Forks Central High School where he is blessed to be a member of a wonderful team. He started his educational career at Red River High school where he taught economics and global education prior to becoming the activities director. He resides in Grand Forks with his beautiful wife Stacey and two children, Thomas and Charlie who are extremely active and keep him young. He graduated from ROCORI High School in 1996, attended the University of North Dakota where he played baseball and earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education and social sciences. He went on to earn a master’s degree and doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota. He’s grateful for each of his mentors, coaches, and family along this journey, including in a special way his mother and father, Peggy and Kirby, who instilled in him the value of hard work. About NASSP: In existence since 1916, The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. NASSP’s mission is to promote excellence in school leadership. The National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils are all programs of NASSP. The local state affiliate, the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals (NDAESP) is a vibrant organization that has been in place since 1951 and includes membership of approximately 95% of the ND Secondary and Middle School Principals. This organization also sponsors ND Academic All State and ND State Student Council and ND Acalympics. For further information, contact: Dr. Aimee M Copas ~ NDCEL 318 W Apollo Ave Bismarck, ND 58503 701-258-3022 #NDCEL #NDASSP #APOY
Mental and physical health is fundamentally linked. Good physical health impacts our mental well-being. We want to support you live well-rounded well-being. Join us on the NDCEL Holiday Fitness Challenge. Do some type of movement for 30 minutes daily until January 5th to be entered into a drawing for fantastic prizes! All the details have been sent out on the listserv this morning. Check your email! #NDCEL #ndcelholidayfitnesschallenge
Starting day two of Instructional Leadership. We are happy to host our first training locally, in the NDCEL office. We are still under a little construction but that doesn’t stop us! #NDCEL
NDCEL presents the Outstanding Service to Education Award to Luke Schaefer. Thank you for all your immeasurable and tireless work for North Dakotan education. #NDCEL
Submit a proposal for the NDCEL Mid-Winter Conferences. If you want to present to a concentrated group of superintendents, elementary principals, or secondary principals, this is the one for you! Proposals are due December 4, 2022. Don't wait! Go here to submit: https://www.ndcel.us/page/2023-mid-winter-conferences-proposals #NDCEL #NDASA #NDAESP #NDASSP
Pass the mashed potatoes! #NDCEL
Call for Proposals: Mid-Winter Conferences If you would like to present in front of a concentrated group of administrators, now is the time! Our big three affiliate groups (superintendents, secondary principals, & elementary principals) have their own conferences every winter. Please follow this link to submit a proposal to give a 50 min. breakout at one of these conferences: https://www.ndcel.us/page/2023-mid-winter-conferences-proposals #NDCEL #NDCELMidWinters
Thank you to all of our Veterans. We honor you today and every day. #NDCEL
Instructional Leadership is nearly a week away! Go here to register and learn more about the transformed training: https://www.ndcel.us/page/instructional-leadership This program has been utilized and valued by numerous North Dakota administrators over the years. Instructional Leadership is designed to provide school leaders with advanced training to improve upon their instructional leadership skills. It assists in the critical task for school administrators is the supervision, coaching, and evaluation of staff. The program will elevate the conferencing and evaluation of educators. Instructional Leadership engages participants through reading, direct instruction, individual and small-group study, and application exercises. This program is now designed as 2 days of training, rather than the former 6-day program to make attendance easier. #NDCEL #InstructionalLeaders
Today's the day! Let's exercise our right to vote! Important: NDCEL is taking a stand on Measure 1. If ND doesn’t vote “no”, it increases the probability of a mismanaged education budget due to the limited experience that naturally comes with limited terms. Vote "NO"!
A reminder to vote on Tuesday! A 24-hour survey was conducted by NDCEL asking people how they will vote on Measure 1. These are the results. NDCEL is taking a stand on this measure as it greatly concerns the well-being of education. If ND doesn’t vote “no” on this measure, it increases the probability of a mismanaged education budget due to the limited experience that naturally comes with limited terms. Allow the voters to evaluate job performance at the voting booth each term rather than out-of-state interest groups. If YOUR legislator is doing a good job – allow them to keep it. If they are not, hire someone new. Vote "N)" on Measure 1.
Happy Native American Heritage Month! This month, we celebrate the culture and history of Native Americans. #NDCEL #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
Mid-Winter Call for Proposals - 2023 If you have anything that you would like to share with a concentrated group of administrators, mid-winters is the best time for it! Go here to submit a proposal: https://www.ndcel.us/page/2023-mid-winter-conferences-proposals #NDCEL #NDASA #NDASA #NDASSP
A 24-hour survey was conducted by NDCEL asking people how they will vote on Measure 1. These are the results. NDCEL is taking a stand on this measure as it greatly concerns the well-being of education. If ND doesn’t vote “no” on this measure, it increases the probability of a mismanaged education budget due to the limited experience that naturally comes with limited terms. Allow the voters to evaluate job performance at the voting booth each term rather than out-of-state interest groups. If YOUR legislator is doing a good job – allow them to keep it. If they are not, hire someone new.
This 6-day training has been crafted into a 2-day training to make Instructional Leadership more accessible. This program was established by Dr. Ed Porthan. This year, NDCEL updated the course to include the latest trends in education and leadership. Instructional Leadership represents the best of our current knowledge about effective instruction, effective learning, and effective school leadership to enhance learning. This program has been utilized and valued by numerous North Dakota administrators over the years. Instructional Leadership is designed to provide school leaders with advanced training to improve upon their instructional leadership skills. It assists in the the critical task for school administrators is the supervision, coaching and evaluation of staff. The program will elevate the conferencing and evaluation of educators. Instructional Leadership engages participants through reading, direct instruction, individual and small-group study, and application exercises. Go here to register and for more information: https://www.ndcel.us/page/instructional-leadership #NDCEL
As the North Dakota Superintendent of the Year, Gandhi will be placed in competition with other States' winners for the award of National Superintendent of the Year. In addition, he will be honored along with other finalists at the National Conference on Education in San Antonio, TX in February, as well as in Washington D.C. next December. A California native, Dr. Rupak Gandhi completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science at Texas A&M University. He holds a master’s degree in special education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, and holds his doctorate in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Dr. Gandhi began his career in education in the Houston Independent School District. After serving as a Special Education resource teacher through Teach For America, he served as a high school assistant principal, an elementary principal for a campus of 750 students, and lastly, the principal of a comprehensive 6A high school serving nearly 3,000 students. Prior to his current role, Dr. Gandhi served as the Research, Data, and Accountability Officer (Assistant Superintendent) for Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, CO where he provided leadership and strategic direction for accountability planning, implementation of performance measurements, and reporting of practices for the district. In March 2018, the Board of Education of the City of Fargo hired Dr. Gandhi as the Superintendent of Schools. He officially assumed the position in July 2018. Dr. Gandhi and his family currently reside in Fargo. Quickly earning the respect of his peers and other leaders in the state, he also serves on the national governing board for AASA, as well as on the NDCEL/NDASA Legislative Focus Group, and NDASA Board. Dr. Rupak Gandhi is the proud husband of Dr. Britney Gandhi and father of Jagger (5), Emersen (2), and Tex (Goldendoodle). The ND Association of School Administrators and the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders congratulates Rupak on this well-deserved achievement. #NDCEL
Call for proposals: Mid-Winter Conferences (NDASA, NDASSP, NDAESP). All proposals are due by December 4, 2022. We will be getting back to you by December 11, 2022, if you will be presenting at the conference. #NDCEL #CallForProposals
NDCEL has taken this 6-day training and converted it to a 2-day training to better serve the education field. Back by popular demand, join us for instructional leadership next month! #NDCEL #InstructionalLeadership
The Virtual 504 Training is next week on November 1, 2022. November 1, 2023 – VIRTUAL ONLY through Zoom – 9am-12pm or RECORDED We will record it and allow people to view it until November 11, 2022. NO EXCEPTIONS. #NDCEL #504
Thank you for being with us these past couple of days. We have enjoyed learning with you. The fun doesn't stop here though, watch all of the sessions on our Canvas site. We recorded the conference (except for the keynotes) for you to view until April 30, 2023. We love flexible professional development! #NDCEL #NDCELFallConference