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Tim Wollenzien, Education Services Manager 701-239-7575
Lynda Ferguson, Media and Community Partnerships Associate 701-239-7537


Prairie Public Education Services in partnership with the North Central Council for Educational Media Services (NCCEMS) provides multimedia resources and professional development for pre-K through 12 educators and the families they serve throughout North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.


  • Increase use of digital educational media throughout the region
  • Create and support accessible and relevant opportunities for educators, childcare providers, families and other constituents to increase knowledge and ease of use of multimedia resources
  • Emphasize promotion of resources and training to underserved populations in the region
  • Commit to learning on the lifelong spectrum, including support for pre-school children, college/career readiness, and dropout prevention and re-integration
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with regional and national educational organizations and institutions
  • Understand and support educators in aligning resources and training with state and national education standards
  • Be the preferred regional source for comprehensive multimedia educational materials and services