Dr. Jared Schlenker has 19 years of experience in the field of K-12 education in the state of North Dakota. He began his career as a secondary language arts teacher in 1998 and transitioned to the role of school administrator in 2007 when he became a secondary school principal. While working as a principal for ten years in two different districts, Dr. Schlenker also held the role of curriculum director, transportation director, athletic coach, and state accreditation team member. In his third year as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Schlenker is an instructor of leadership, finance, and communication courses for graduate students and also serves on the State of North Dakota's Center of Educational Leadership board as a higher education representative. In addition, Dr. Schlenker is the director of UND's Educational Practice and Leadership Ed. D. program.