Josh Thomas - Sioux Falls, SD
Being an SDEA member is important to me because it is about giving a collective voice to the people that work with our kids on a daily basis. As a fifth year teacher, I believe that it is important to give encouragement and guidance to new educators entering the profession.
Bobby Smallman, Aberdeen, SD
I joined Aberdeen's Education Association for the protection. However, I never imagined the opportunities that would be available through our Association. Three years ago I got my start by joining the negotiations committee, now I serve on the SDEA Board of Directors. I am also the vice-president of elementary schools at the local level.