Joann Curoe Stephens, Belle Fourche, SD
Hello from Belle Fourche Education Association! My name is Joann Curoe Stephens and I'm a seventh grade English Language Arts teacher. I have been a member for 35 years and treasurer for at least half of that. When I first joined BFEA, I remember tenured members telling me I must join the association for legal representation and liability insurance. That may have been true then but I'm still a member. SDEA still gives teachers a voice and chances to be heard. SDEA offers trainings and workshops such as edCamps and preparation for National Board Certification. SDEA gives teachers what they need to be the best teachers. That's why I'm involved.