My name is Abigail Benson. I am an SDEA/NEA member from Yankton, SD. I love being a member of YEA and discovering ways to be active within it. Currently, I am part of our negotiation team and membership committee. I have been a member for 4 years, ever since I was hired to teach 1st grade at Lincoln Elementary. I personally feel that being a member of your local and state organizations is one of the best decisions any teacher can make. The support they offer to their members, young and old, is invaluable.