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SDEA Leaders

SDEA Leaders
South Dakota's member educators elect the leaders of SDEA to represent the unified VOICE of South Dakota's Educators. The Association's priorities are determined by delegates who attend the annual Representative Assembly in the Spring of each year. SDEA's leadership is charged with fulfilling SDEA's Vision, Mission, and Values.
SDEA's leadership is charged with fulfilling SDEA's Vision, Mission, and Values. Our leaders are education professionals who are committed to providing quality public education for all students.

Our President

Loren Paul is the President of the South Dakota Education Association. He has been with SDEA since being elected President in July of 2020.

Our Board of Directors

The SDEA Board of Directors consists of educators who represent five regions of South Dakota including teachers, education support specialists, future and retired educators, and those teaching in the state's regental system. It is the policy-making body that sets the priorities for the work we do. Together, the Board of Directors represents the collective voice of educators in South Dakota. If you have questions, please reach out to the contact information below.
CeCe Gorder
I joined SDEA for professional development and to advocate for our profession. The best part about joining SDEA has been creating a network for my profession and being able to bounce ideas off one another to better our teaching.
Quote by: CeCe Gorder, Kindergaten Teacher
An educator and a small child smile for a camera at an advocacy event.

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Speak Up For Students and Public Schools

When we act together and lift our voices together in unison, we can improve the lives of children.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

It's about our kids.

The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) is a professional organization working hard for educators, so they can continue to work hard for our kids. SDEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.