News & Events

This is our special 'Back to School' edition of Pathfinder Journeys!

In this issue:

* News on what Pathfinder has been up to this summer.

* Back to School articles for parents.

* Events from across the state and online training opportunities.

* Information on the Inclusion Support Program for early childhood caregivers, bullying prevention for Native American youth, and more.

Published in Newsletter
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:32

Pathfinder Journeys - June/July 2017

Introducing our new look and format for our newsletter, Pathfinder Journeys.

We've updated the look of our newsletter!

In this issue:

* Messages from our Executive Director

* Events from across the state

* Information on transition, AD/HD, special needs trusts for military families, and much more

Published in Newsletter

Check out our newsletter for March 2017, with information on our latest happenings and great information for parents.

Published in Newsletter
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 20:02

Webinars & Family Workshops

Pathfinder offers FREE education to parents. Our goal is to help families:

• Understand IDEA, procedural safeguards, Section 504, ADA or other pertinent laws

• Prepare for their child's IEP meeting and achieve their goals

• Resolve disputes using alternative methods at the local level

• Understand their child's condition and identify related strategies for effective parenting

Our webinars and workshops are also available to educators. In-person training for educators, paraprofessionals or administrators can be arranged on a fee-for-service basis.


Find out more about our webinars.


Attend an in-person workshop in your area. More Information

Published in Workshops
Monday, 13 August 2012 16:35

Board of Directors

Our center is governed by a board of parents and professionals. The majority of our board members are family members of children or youth with disabilities. We encourage you to apply for a position on the board. Just complete this application and return it to Pathfinder Services of ND at 1015 S Broadway, Suite 42, Minot, ND 58701 or send it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Board of Directors:

Sarah Olson, Professional (Board President)

Becky Dolley, Professional (Secretary/Treasurer)

Shannon Cook, Parent

Jessica Haugen, Parent

Desiree Herzig, Parent

Teresa Olafson, Parent

Dr. Mark Vollmer, Professional

Michelle Woodcock, Professional

Purpose: The board sets the overall mission and policies for the center. They hire the executive director and assist with the general promotion of the Pathfinder Services of ND services.

Mission: To unite parents and teachers with the resources to build positive futures for and with children, students and young adults with learning differences or challenges.

Major responsibilities:

  • Leadership for our center
  • Organize the board of directors, officers, and committees
  • Form policies and procedures
  • Oversee the annual budget
  • Oversee program planning and evaluation
  • Evaluate the Executive Director
  • Review reports
  • Promote the center
  • Assist in raising funds
  • Reach out to new groups

Length of term: A board member serves for three years. The term may be renewed twice pending approval of the board. After serving three terms a board member must wait for a period of one year before becoming eligible to serve again.

Meetings and time commitment: Meetings are held a minimum of four times a year. They typically last two hours. Families often participate by phone and stipends for travel are available. Board members may be asked to serve on committees.

Prior Experience: No prior experience is required. We provide new members with orientation and information to support their role as a board member.

Expectations of all board members: Attend meetings regularly,  participate on committees.

Published in Who We Are
Sunday, 12 August 2012 20:35


Current Open Positions:


If you are interested in a position with Pathfinder Services of ND, complete the application and send it to us at:

Pathfinder Services of ND

1015 S Broadway, Suite 42

Minot ND 58701


You may also email us the completed application at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Include your resume and a letter of intent if you are responding to a specific job listing. Applications are kept on file for six months.  We are always interested in hearing from new perspective employees. Parents or siblings of children with special needs are encouraged to apply.



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