NDHSAA Board approves election of three new members for 2018-19 school year


January 19, 2018 11:00 am

NDHSAA Staff Report

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors approved the election of three new members for the 2018-19 school year during a meeting held January 18.

Mark Rerick, Athletic Director at Grand Forks Public Schools, was elected as the Class A East representative.

Jeremy Brandt, Central Valley Superintendent, was elected as the Class B Northeast representative.

Alexis Baxley, Executive Director at the North Dakota School Board Association has been appointed as the NDSBA representative.

Ballots were distributed to member schools following the October 2017 NDHSAA Membership Meeting held in Bismarck and were tallied via electronic ballot on January 18.

NDHSAA Board Members serve four-year terms.

Rerick will replace Andy Dahlen of Fargo North as the Class A East representative.

Brandt will replace Jeff Manley as the Class B Northeast representative.

Baxley will replace Patti Stedman as the North Dakota School Boards Association representative.

Brandt is a 1993 graduate of Midkota High School. Brandt graduated from Jamestown College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education. He earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota in 2009.

Rerick is a 1996 graduate of Ashley High School. Prior to completing his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from UND in 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from VCSU in 2001, majoring in Physical and English Education. Rerick earned his Certified Athletic Administrator certification from the NIAAA in 2009 and his Certified Master Athletic Administrator certification in 2013. He is currently completing his Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership at UND.

Baxley has served as the Executive Director of the North Dakota School Boards Association since July 2017. Prior to working with the NDSBA, Baxley served as a government affairs manager at the North Dakota Petroleum Council and worked at Clearwater Communications, a public relations firm in Bismarck. Baxley has a Bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University.