President's Welcome

Fellow North Dakota CEC members,

I hope that you are all off to a great start to the 2017-8 school year!!! I had full intentions of getting this “Welcome Back” letter out long ago, however, this school year has proven that it will be a fast paced school year!! With that said, Welcome Back on behalf of the North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children!!

I first want to introduce you to your 2017-2018 NDCEC Executive Board: Karla Sundhagen (Williston), President; Heidi Budeau (Bismarck/Mandan) Past President/Membership; Amy Braddock (West Fargo), President Elect; Nicole Johnson (Devils Lake) Treasurer; Melissa Plesuk (Minot) Secretary; John LaMontague (Bismarck/Mandan), CAN; Carly Feiler (Bismarck/Mandan), Representative Assembly; and Melissa Frederick (Minot), Newsletter Editor/Social Media.

The North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children website: Council for Exceptional Children Community at Please add our website in your “favorites” or “bookmark” for the updates. Also, you can check us out on Twitter (@NDCEC922) and Facebook (North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children #922).

It is my honor to serve you as President of NDCEC. Please contact me at if you have any ideas, questions,or concerns. I want to say “Thank You”to each and everyone of you for the work you do for children with exceptionalities. 

Karla Sundhagen

NDCEC President 2017-2018