Kris O'Brien, Watertown, SD


Kris O’Brien is a member of the Watertown Education Association as Teacher Librarian. She has been a member of SDEA for 31 years.  When asked why she joined SDEA, her answer was simple: “It never occurred to me not to be a member of my professional organization.  I certainly would not go without the insurance, and it was the least I could do to support the teachers in my district.  All of my role models as teachers were active WEA members who negotiated the contract for our school.  The most meaningful part of belonging to SDEA, according to O’Brien, is being a part of the committee that created and now monitors the Professional Growth Rubric as a faculty evaluation tool.”