Superintendent Challenger Questions Incumbent Baesler’s Qualifications for Office

MINOT, N.D. — The race for North Dakota Superintendent is heating up, with challenger Brandt Dick taking a shot at incumbent Kirsten Baesler’s qualifications.

In a recent Facebook post, Brandt questioned Baesler’s descriptions of her résumé and education experience.

“If my opponent applied for a Principal or Superintendent job in any ND school district, she could not be hired as she does not have the credentials to serve in that capacity,” he wrote in a Sept. 14 post which also included screenshots of both his and Baesler’s teacher licenses. “I would also question how she had 24 years of education experience before 2013 when she got her initial ND Educator’s License in 2001?”

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