2021 North Dakota PDC Conference Winners

Congratulations to the following SRCTC Instructors who were presented with the following awards at the NDCTE Professional Development Conference this week in Bismarck:

Breanna Pastir, Wahpeton Agricultural Education New Teacher of the Year and Overall Teacher of the Year

Tony Boehm, Richland #44 – Carl Perkins Community Service Award

Health Sciences Education Program- Cary Wertz & Lisa Keaveny – Director’s Award of Excellence

Dan Rood, Jr., Former SRCTC Director – Lifetime Achievement Award.






Daniel J. Spellerberg Named the 4th Director of the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center in the Center’s 48 Year History


SRCTC, as led by the Center Board Chair Ginny Buck, is pleased to announce they have hired Daniel Spellerberg as the new Center Director.  Daniel will replace Dan Rood, Jr., who is retiring June 30th, 2021 after 37 years as the Director in Wahpeton and a total of 43 years in the field of education.  Director Spellerberg will begin his leadership role July 1st of this year.

Daniel Spellerberg is a Wahpeton High School graduate and graduated from NDSCS with an Associate Degree.  Mr. Spellerberg then went to NDSU and completed a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Education.  He started his teaching career in Belfield, ND as a classroom instructor in Ag Education and FFA Advisor.  He later moved to Oakes where he served as the Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor.  He will receive his Master’s Degree from NDSU in May in CTE/Agriculture.  Daniel was the 2020 ND Innovative Educator of the Year, 2020 President of the Oakes Chamber of Commerce, a member of the OEI Economic Development Board, board member of the ND Association of Career and Technical Education, board member for the North Dakota Association of Agriculture Educators and ND FFA Alumni Foundation.

He and his wife Bobbi have one son, Hayden.  The entire family is excited to move to Wahpeton and look forward to being active members of the school system and community.

2021 National Technical Honor Society


From top left going down: Garret Meehl, Oakes; Christina Mathias, North Sargent; Ethan Witt, Wyndmere; Matthew Heley, Lidgerwood; Chase Schmitt, Richland #44; Julia Quam, Wyndmere; Grace Day, Oakes; Sierra Strenge, Wyndmere; Hailey Arth, Lidgerwood; Levi Metcalf, Wyndmere; Katie Willprecht, Lidgerwood; Alec Helgeson, Wahpeton; MacKenna Toyne, Lisbon; Drew Frolek, Lidgerwood; Abigail Peterson, Oakes; Treyton Link, Wahpeton; Alex Huber, Edgeley; Parker Strege, Wyndmere; Kiersten Boehm, Richland #44; Sadie Hansen, Oakes; Chloe Rubish, Wahpeton; Ashlie Mauch, Wyndmere; KyAnna Halmrast, North Sargent; Alexandra Puetz, Wyndmere; Adrianna Wisner, Oakes; Jaida Downs, Lidgerwood; Brayden Wehseler, North Sargent; and Wyatt Moch, Edgeley.