Our North Dakota Hub is anchored by the North Dakota Small Organized Schools (NDSOS), an affiliate of the National Rural Education Association.
Our Hub partners, North Dakota Small Organized Schools (NDSOS), represent all rural North Dakota schools, and they work tirelessly to promote rural education in the Peace Garden State. Michael Heilman, executive director of NDSOS, serves as the hub contact for North Dakota.
As a membership organization, North Dakota Small Organized Schools serves as an "effective voice for public education while emphasizing local control."
In addition, NDSOS is committed to the development of thoughtful partnerships that provide benefits to its member schools and communities.
The work of our North Dakota Hub will focus on strengthening the bonds between school and community, rural teacher recruitment and placement, place-based education, social marketing and school-centered philanthropy.
Building Connections and Community
Young educators share their passion for cultivating genuine relationships with their students
In addition to sharing their stories about being young educators in two different rural districts in Milnor and Kensel, North Dakota, Nick and Emma delve into the importance of relationship-building and community engagement for their work as teachers.
Emma and Nick are both enthusiastic about their careers. Building relationships, involving the community in the education process, and collaborating with other young educators from around the country has allowed them to reflect on what it means to be a teacher in a rural area.Listen Here
More news & stories from our North Dakota Hub
- Brenda Epling, Grand Forks, ND (February 2022)
- The Trials and Treasures of Becoming a School Bus Driver (February 2022)
- Rural Teacher Corps Take Flight: Catalyst Initiative Update (December 2021)
- University of North Dakota receives Catalyst Initiative planning grant (April 2021)
- Flying High With Rural Philanthropy (June 2020)