NDHSAA Board approves election of two new members for 2021-22 school year


January 22, 2021 8:15 am

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors approved the election of two new members for the 2021-22 school year during a meeting held January 21.

Ned Clooten, Principal at Wahpeton High School, was elected as the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals representative.

Andrew Jordan, Superintendent at Wilton School District, was elected as the Class B Southwest representative.

Ballots were distributed to member schools following the October 2020 NDHSAA Membership Meeting and were tallied via electronic ballot on January 21.

NDHSAA Board Members serve four-year terms.

Clooten will replace Dr. Todd Bertsch of Fargo South High School as the NDASSP representative.

Jordan will replace Travis Jordan of Beulah as the Class B Southwest representative.

In 2013, Clooten was hired as the principal at Wahpeton High School. He is now in his eighth year as the high school principal there. In 2007, Clooten was hired as the high school principal and athletic director in Milnor, N.D. Clooten was named NDASSP Principal of the Year in 2013. Clooten has served on many boards in his time in both Milnor and Wahpeton including NDASSP and NDCEL. He has served as President for NDASSP and is currently the Secretary for NDCEL.

Jordan is in his third year as Superintendent at Wilton School District. He serves as one of the southwest regional directors for the North Dakota Association of School Administrators (NDASA), a member of the State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) committee, a member of Superintendent Baesler’s Superintendent Cabinet, a member of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) State Implementation Team (SIT), and serves on the Marzano Research REL Central governing board. Jordan began his administrative career in 2013 at Wilton Public Schools serving as high school principal and later served as Superintendent at New Salem-Almont Public School before returning to Wilton Public Schools.