State Superintendent Student Cabinet


The purpose of the State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet is to provide a forum for North Dakota students from different grade levels, backgrounds, cultures, school size, and areas within North Dakota. The Cabinet, which includes students in grades 3-12 from both public and non-public schools, provides Superintendent Kirsten Baesler with advice and opinions about how to improve North Dakota’s schools and the direction of state education policy. 

Cabinet meetings are held throughout the school year. Student members work collaboratively with each other, and with the Department of Public Instruction staff as needed, and express views and opinions openly, constructively, and respectfully. 

As State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet members, students will: 

  • Have a direct role in improving education for all students in North Dakota; 
  • Gain important leadership, public speaking, decision making, and team-building skills;  
  • Develop a network of support and mentors through exposure to leaders across the state; and  
  • Have a great addition to their resume and college applications. 

2020-2022 Student Cabinet

2020-2022 Student Cabinet Members

  • Landon Pitner, a third grader at South Prairie Elementary in Minot
  • Chase Jackson, a fourth grader at Gussner Elementary in Jamestown
  • Autumn Newman, a fifth grader at Centennial Elementary in Fargo
  • Toby Rule, a fifth grader at Solheim Elementary in Bismarck
  • Marley Lotvedt, a sixth grader at Kenmare Elementary in Kenmare
  • Ella Franklin, a sixth grader at Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo
  • Silvana Dembiti, a seventh grader at Mandan Middle School in Mandan
  • Olivia Grote, a seventh grader at Simle Middle School in Bismarck
  • Tristan Orton, a seventh grader at Dickinson Middle School in Dickinson
  • Cecelia Bear, an eighth grader at Montpelier Public School in Montpelier
  • Ann Muggli, an eighth grader at Oakes Public School in Oakes
  • Eli Zerr, an eighth grader at South Middle School in Grand Forks
  • Taylor Koster, a ninth grader at Century High School in Bismarck
  • Griffin Terras, a ninth grader at Horace High School in Horace
  • Ayden Frohlich, a 10th grader at Legacy High School in Bismarck
  • Tyson Odermann, a 10th grader at Parshall High School in Parshall
  • Zoe Bundy, a 10th grader at Davies High School in Fargo
  • Aidan Bertsch, an 11th grader at West Fargo High School in West Fargo
  • Amy Hong, an 11th grader at South High School in Fargo
  • Reilly Meyer, an 11th grader at Trinity High School in Dickinson
  • Sheyenne Waletzko, an 11th grader at Lisbon High School in Lisbon
  • Arianna Even, a 12th grader at Legacy High School in Bismarck
  • Thomas Tiegs, a 12th grader at Ellendale Public School in Ellendale

2018-2021 Meeting Agendas

Student Cabinet Past Members