The North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders is the state professional association devoted exclusively to protecting educational leaders' interests and making their interests known in all educational matters in North Dakota.
It is composed of ten associations (see State Affiliates) that include superintendents, secondary principals, elementary principals, county superintendents, special education directors, vocational education directors, school business officials, athletic directors, technical directors, and regional education agency directors.
The purpose of the NDCEL is to establish communications among the members of the constituent associations achieve mutual goals, achieve higher standards, give sound counsel to state and community leaders, and to improve the status of school administrators in North Dakota.
The NDCEL provides a wide variety of services to its members. These benefits include professional and personal legal assistance, professional development opportunities, legislative representation, publications, liaison with other state education agencies, consultant-research-information services, and opportunities to network with other school administrators.