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December United Voices cover with 2024 Teacher of the Year Sheila Peterson

United Voices - December 2023

Bismarck physical education instructor Sheila Peterson named 2024 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. "She makes people feel important. She acknowledges them and finds any way she can to make them feel seen, heard, valued and validated." Hear from Sheila Peterson in this issue of United Voices.
December United Voices cover with 2024 Teacher of the Year Sheila Peterson

Result List

Group of 80 North Dakota AFL-CIO members and the band Dropkick Murphys together in a group photo at Fargo labor hall.
Feature Article

Songs of Solidarity

by: Kelly Hagen November 30, 2023
On Saturday, Oct. 14, the North Dakota AFL-CIO held a special, first-of-its-kind event at the Labor Hall in Fargo. Union members, including those from North Dakota United, were invited to a meet & greet with the Dropkick Murphys, a Celtic punk band from Massachusetts that headlined a show at the Scheels Arena later that night.
NEA vice president visiting elementary students in classroom
Feature Article

ND United hosts NEA Vice President, Princess Moss, for a Historic Tour of North Dakota's Schools

by: Joel Crane October 1, 2023
Princess Moss' visit brought a wave of enthusiasm and inspiration as she engaged with educators, students, and community leaders across the state. As an influential advocate for education and a prominent figure within the National Education Association (NEA), Princess Moss's trip was a significant milestone for North Dakota, highlighting the importance of educational excellence and collaboration on a national scale.

Special Sections

  • Nick Archuleta smiling in a head-on shot. Background is filled with foliage.
  • Elephants in Kruger National Park
  • The ND 2024 Teacher of the year candidates


  • Vice-President of Education Alicia Bata
  • Classroom scene with Laine Hernandez, Spanish teacher, sitting in front of wall of photos.

Quote byPrincess Moss , NEA Vice President

There's a lot of great stuff going on here in North Dakota. You know, it's a small state with a very big heart.
—Princess Moss , NEA Vice President
headshot woman with short hair and glasses wearing a red shirt

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With more than 11,500 members across the state, NDU supports equal opportunities for success for ALL North Dakota students, and respect and support for all educators. NDU members are teachers, community college professors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers.