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ACTE State Associations

North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education





Welcome to the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education website. NDACTE is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving career and technical education in North Dakota. This site's purpose is to provide information about the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education.

NDACTE's mission:

  • promote and improve career and technical education
  • provide service, leadership opportunities and recognition to its members
  • support career and technical education as an integral part of the educational system.


Awards Newletter

2015 NDACTE Excellence Awards

Awards Portal


North Dakota Communications

North Dakota Membership

North Dakota ACTE Application Form  

North Dakota New Professional Program Application

2014 Annual Report

North Dakota Board Member Directory

North Dakota State Association Leadership Roster 


Name   Position   Term Ends 
Joelean Lowman   President   August 2016
Eric Ripley   President-Elect   August 2016
Greg Heitkamp   Past President   August 2016
Holly Strand   Vice President   August 2015
 Rick Ross   Executive Director    
Clarke Molter   CTE Staff    
Dodie Bemis      Region V Vice President    
Wayne Kutzer   Department for CTE    
Rick Ross   Administration   August 2016
James Jansen   Agriculture   August 2018
Joan Birdsell          Business Education   August 2017
Danielle Luebke   Career Development   August 2016
Mary Anderson   Family and Consumer Science   2017
Constance Keller   Health Sciences                        2017
Dustin Norby   Marketing   2018
Audrey Kasprowicz   Special Populations   August 2018
Jill Quinlivan   Tech Ed   August 2017
Bryan Stastny   TITH   August 2016

    ACTE Region V NDACTE Representatives    
Policy Committee
(Term Ends August 2017)
  Marketing/Membership/New Ideas
(Term Ends August 2016)
  Awards Committee Chair
(Term Ends June 2017)
Rick Ross
101 College Street
Valley City, ND 58072
701-845-7182 (W)
701-490-0828 (H)

  Joan Birdsell
Drake Public School
411 North Main Street
Drake, ND 58736
701-465-3732 (W)
701-465-3634 (H)

  Pam Stroklund 
2017 Minot Public Schools
215 2nd St. SE
Minot, ND 58703
701-857-4458 (W)
701-500-9143 (H) 

ACTE Policy Committee NDACTE Representative
Guidance and Career Development
(Term Ends November 2016)
 Steve Beutler
Minot Public Schools/ Magic City Campus
1100 11th Avenue SW
Minot, ND 58701
701-857-4585 (W)


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Career and technical education in the United States has never been more crucial to keep our workforce educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive in a fast-changing world. It may seem an overwhelming task—but ACTE is here to help. ACTE provides you with the resources you need to boost job performance and satisfaction, advocate effectively, and create a culture of excellence in your community.

Region V

Region V of ACTE includes state associations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.


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ACTE Region V Conference

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