A Seasoned Professional in CTE Leadership

Eric Ripley boasts an impressive 24-year career in Career and Technical Education (CTE), currently serving as both the Director of CTE for Grand Forks Public Schools and Director of the Grand Forks Area Career & Technology Center. A proud alumnus of the University of North Dakota, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Master’s Degree in Career & Technical Education/Educational Leadership.


Committed to Expanding CTE Opportunities 

Eric fervently believes in the pivotal role of Career and Technical Education in public schooling systems. He is dedicated to broadening access to CTE programs, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to benefit from vocational and technical training. In addition to his roles in education, Eric serves as the Administration Division VP for the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and has been a longstanding member of the NCLA Board of Directors. 

Personal Life

Eric is happily married to Sadie, who is employed as a Private Banker. The couple is blessed with three sons: Toby, Grady, and Ethan.