Board Details

Early Childhood Education Council, North Dakota

Type of Board: Advisory Pay/Benefits:
Voting Members: 20 Other Members: 1
Non-Voting Members: 7 Created by: NDCC § 15.1-37-02
Length of Terms: 3 years, 2 term limit
Frequency of Meetings:
Address: 600 East Boulevard Ave Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-1048
Fax: 701-328-2205
Website:
Email: lebachmeier@nd.gov
Contact: Levi Bachmeier
The council shall: 1. Review the availability and provision of early childhood education, care, and services in this state; 2. Identify opportunities for public and private sector collaboration in the provision of early childhood education, care, and services in this state; 3. Identify ways to assist with the recruitment and retention of individuals interested in working as providers of early childhood education, care, and services, including training and continuing education or professional development opportunities; 4. Seek the advice and guidance of individuals who are uniquely familiar with the nature, scope, and associated challenges of providing early childhood education, care, and services in geographically and socioeconomically diverse settings, and develop recommendations pertaining to the short-term and longer-term improvement and expansion of early childhood education, care, and services in this state; and 5. Provide a biennial report regarding its findings and recommendations to the governor and the legislative assembly.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Bear Ribs, Carmelita Governor's Appointee - Reservation-based Headstart Program (701) 854-7250 8/5/2016 6/30/2019
Berger, Becky Governor's Appointee - Home-based Licensed Child Care (701) 667-8774 Morton 7/1/2013 6/30/2018
DeCoteau, Dr. Lanelia Governor's Appointee - Supt. of Reservation-Based School District (701) 477-6471 Rolette 7/1/2017 6/30/2020
Driessen, Allison Non-voting Member (701) 665-4431 Open
Eberhardt, Rebecca Statutory - Head Start State Collaboration Administrator (701) 328-1640 Burleigh 1/23/2017 Open
Fladeland, Anthony Governor's Appointee - Religious-based Preschool Provider (701) 223-0225 Burleigh 7/1/2017 6/30/2020
Flowers, Dr. David Governor's Appointee - Supt. of Large School District (701) 356-2000 Cass 11/1/2011 6/30/2019
Fuhrer, Tara Statutory - Dept. of Public Instruction designee (701) 328-4646 Burleigh 7/1/2013 Open
Hawken, Rep. Kathy Non-voting Member (701) 293-5483 Cass Open
Huck, Alysia Governor's Appointee - Parent Rep. of a Child w/ Disabilities Not Yet Enrolled in Elementary School (701) 328-4619 Burleigh 7/15/2016 6/30/2019
Kluck, Roger, PE Governor's Appointee - Elected Member of a School Board (701) 839-4547 Ward 7/1/2012 6/30/2017
Korsmo, Tracy Non-voting Member (701) 328-4134 Burleigh 7/1/2012 Open
Major, Holly Non-voting Member (701) 858-4402 Ward Open
Mertz, Kim Statutory - State Health Office Designee (701) 328-4528 Burleigh 5/20/2014 Open
Mittleider, Tracy Governor's Appointee - Supt. of Small School District (701) 336-2667 Emmons 7/1/2016 6/30/2019
Olsen, Amy Statutory - Human Services designee (701) 328-4809 Burleigh 3/13/2017 Open
Owens, Representative Mark Statutory - Chair of House Education Committee (701) 792-1800 Grand Forks Open
Palmer, Pam Non-voting Member (701) 476-6865 Cass Open
Pitkin, Rebecca S. Non-voting Member (701) 328-9646 Burleigh Open
Romanick, Roxane Governor's Appointee - Individuals Representing Children with Disabilities (701) 391-7421 Burleigh 7/1/2011 6/30/2018
Sanford, Lt. Governor Brent Chairman - Office of the Governor (701) 328-3550 Burleigh 12/15/2016 Open
Schaible, Senator Donald Statutory - Chair of Senate Education Committee (701) 824-3168 Hettinger Open
Seifert, Elizabeth Governor's Appointee - Parent Rep. of a Child Not Yet Enrolled in Elementary School (701) 323-6153 Burleigh 7/1/2016 6/30/2019
Sick, Wayde Statutory - Commissioner of Commerce Designee (701) 328-5345 Burleigh Open
Thorpe, Leslee Statutory - Commissioner of Higher Ed designee (701) 471-8393 Ward 7/15/2016 Open
Welk, Janet Non-voting Member (701) 328-9646 Open
Vacancy Governor's Appointee - Non religious-based provider of early childhood education - term ends 6/30/2018
Vacancy Governor's Appointee - Center-based licensed child care provider - term ends 6/30/2019