Board Details

Education Standards And Practices Board

Type of Board: Regulatory/Licensing Pay/Benefits:
Voting Members: 10 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 1 Created by: NDCC § 15.1-13-02
Length of Terms: 3 years, 2 term limit
Frequency of Meetings: Monthly
Address: 2718 Gateway Ave, Suite 303 Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Phone: (701) 328-9646
Fax: (701) 328-9647
Website: www.nd.gov/espb
Email: rpitkin@nd.gov
Contact: Rebecca Pitkin
The Board reviews educator requests for licensure and teaching endorsement. It oversees state staff development programs, and determines approval of teacher education programs for North Dakota's colleges and universities. The Board monitors the teaching profession. The governor appoints four classroom teachers from the public schools; two school board members; one non-public school member, two school administrators; and a dean of a college of education or chairman of a department of education. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Baesler, Superintendent Kirsten Ex-Officio (701) 328-4572 Burleigh Open
Belgarde, Kimberly Public School Teacher Rep. (701) 446-4000 Cass 8/28/2013 6/30/2019
Christensen, Karen Public School Teacher Rep. (701) 452-2891 Logan 10/1/2012 6/30/2018
Fox, Andrea Public School Teacher Rep. (701) 499-1660 Cass 7/1/2017 6/30/2020
Goldenberg, Dinah School Board Member (701) 361-8271 Cass 12/8/2015 6/30/2019
Johnson, Benjamin School Administrator (701) 323-4073 7/1/2017 6/30/2020
McNeff, Michael School Administrator (701) 776-5201 Pierce 7/1/2014 6/30/2020
Retterath, Carly Public School Teacher Rep. (701) 751-6556 Morton 12/8/2015 6/30/2019
Rush, Jessica Private School Teacher Rep. (701) 329-5882 Ward 7/1/2017 6/30/2020
Toso, Robert School Board Member (701) 252-5027 Stutsman 11/18/2016 6/30/2019
Werner-Tufte, Brenda Teacher Education Rep. (701) 355-8318 Burleigh 7/1/2017 6/30/2020