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NDKA Presidents: 
Liz Kuelbs
2023 - present
Mistie Holland
2019 - 2023
Shelly Murphy
2015 - 2019
Missy Vollmers
2011 - 2015
    Anne Moum
2009 - 2011
    Amy Neal
2005 -2009
    Debbie Stromme
2003 - 2005
    Arlene Gunderson
2001 - 2003
 Founding Members:
Arlene Gunderson,
Debbie Stromme,
Sue Kvamme, 
Janet Merrill


This is the original NDKA logo, which was created by Arlene Gunderson the founding President of NDKA. This logo is only to be used by NDKA.

2022 F2F Fall Conference

"Science of Reading"

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hosted by: Minot K-Team

Keynote: Deedee Wills

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2023 Summer Conference

"Interactive Writing"

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Hosted by: Casselton K-Team

Keynote: Matt Halpern

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2021 Virtual Conference

"Differentiating Kindergarten"

Launched: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Hosted by: NDKA Board

Keynotes: Marsha McGuire, Shannon Samulski McCartney, Pete Harry, and Michelle Guthmiller Lytle.

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2020 Virtual Conference

NDKA's 20th Anniversary

Launched: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Hosted by NDKA Board

Keynote: Dan St. Romain

Multiple Speakers, First time Grad Credit was offered, Covid Pandemic!

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2019 Conference

"Be the Change"

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Hosted by Grand Forks K-Team

Keynote: Dan St. Romain


2018 Conference

"Choose Kind"

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hosted by Fargo K-Team

Keynotes: Kim Phillips, Laura Sokolofsky, Emily & Denise Paulson

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2017 Conference

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hosted by Mandan K-Team

Keynote: Crystal Radke

2016 Conference

"We Mustache you to Rock-N-Roll with Us"

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hosted by Jamestown K-Team

Keynote: Greg Smedley-Warren

2015 Conference

"All Aboard the Kindergarten Express"

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015

Hosted by West Fargo K-Team

Keynote: Deedee Wills

2014 Conference

"Blowin' thru the Common Core"

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Minot, ND

Keynote: Deanna Jump

2013 Conference

"Getting to the Core of It"

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Bismark, ND

Keynote: Donna Whyte

2012 Conference

12th Annual NDKA Conference
"3 Cheers for Kindergarten;
Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Grand Forks, ND
Keynote:  Kim Jordano


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2011 Conference

11th Annual NDKA Conference
"Kindergarten Rocks;
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Jamestown, ND
Keynote:  Jack Hartmann

2010 Conference

10th Annual NDKA Conference
"Hand in Hand, Together We Can"
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
First Fall Conference...Big Success
West Fargo, ND  58078
Keynote:  Kim Adsit

2009 Conference

9th Annual Conference:
"Differentiating in Kindergarten"
April 18th, 2009
Minot, North Dakota
keynote: Cindy Middendorf

2008 Conference

8th Annual Conference:
“Kids Count: Every Day All Day”
April 26th, 2008
Bismarck, North Dakota
keynote: Shari Sloan

2007 Conference

7th Annual Conference:
“Rock, Rhyme, & Read”
April 21, 2007
Grand Forks, North Dakota
keynote: Dr. Jean Feldman

2006 Conference

6th Annual Conference:

“Exploring Kindergarten
March 25, 2006
Jamestown, North Dakota
keynote speakers:
   Anne Carlson Center for Children
   Mark Coppin, Theresa Hanson, Sharon Olson “Humor in Education"

2005 Conference

5th Annual Conference:
“Children First”
March 19, 2005
West Fargo, North Dakota
keynote: Penny & Pals

2004 Conference

4th Annual Conference:
“The Very Busy Kindergartener”
March 6, 2004
Minot, North Dakota
keynote: Terry Eckman -

MSU  “Attitude Advantage”

2003 Conference

3rd Annual Conference
April 26, 2003
Devils Lake, North Dakota
keynote speakers: Poetry Pals
Mary Kay Tezel & Lori Young

2002 Conference

2nd Annual Conference
April 13, 2002
Bismarck, North Dakota
keynote: Carmen Rath-Wald

2001 Conference

1st Annual Conference
March 31, 2001
Grand Forks, North Dakota
keynote: Penny & Pals
1st Official NDKA Executive Board Meeting: June 20, 2000
*Arlene Gunderson
*Sue Kvamme
*Debbie Stromme
*Janet Merrill
Special "Thanks" to: Dr. Terry Brenner & Minnesota Kindergarten
Association for their guidance.

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