About the Instructor
Patty VerDouw is the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Edgeley High School in 1969 and attended Valley City State College and Dickinson State College. She spent much of the next 20 years as a licensed insurance agent in Minnesota. In 1988, she began a 15 year career with John Deere. Her last assignment there was as manager of office administration for John Deere Credit in Johnston, IA. In that capacity, she oversaw the daily operations of their 267,000 square foot world headquarters as well as the archival and facilities staff. Patty was hired as business manager of the Edgeley School District from 2002-2014. Patty currently assists with policy at the North Dakota School Boards Association. She has twin sons, Justin and Gregory Goettle, who also graduated from Edgeley Public School in 2008.
Important Course Dates
Course meeting date: November 8, 2023
Course time: TBD CT
Class meeting location: Bismarck Career Academy, Multipurpose Room A and B
Final assignment due date: December, 2023
Asset Management Syllabus
- Asset Management Definitions – Banking Investment Terms
- Bond Counsel 2022
- Bond Election Ballot Example
- FDIC and NCUA Deposit Insurance Limits
- Horace Mann Prospectus 1999 – 2015
- ND will Need the Legacy Fund Earnings in the Future
- NDCC Asset Definitions
- Who Manages ND’s Wealth
Asset Management, Investing and Bonding Presentation
Forward a copy of your district’s October 2022 balance sheet to the instructor
Review information posted in the Asset Management Toolbox 2022
The final exam for this class will be an online, 50 question, multiple choice, test. You may use your lecture notes and course resources to answer these questions. Once you have completed the exam, click “Submit.” A screen will appear with your recorded answers and final exam score. The exam due date is December, 2023.
The final exam must be proctored by your superintendent or board president. A proctor verification form must be completed and emailed to email@example.com by December, 2023, to validate the final exam.
Questions about the course? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to stay? A room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites for November 7. You can make your reservations online at https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=BISNWHX&groupCode=CHHBMT&arrivaldate=2023-11-07&departuredate=2023-11-08&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT or by calling the hotel at 701-751-5656. Other hotels in the close area are: Home2Suites
Meals: Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch will be provided on both days of the New Student Training.
Directions to the Career Academy: 1221 College Dr, Bismarck, ND 58501. There are parking lots surrounding the building.