My name is Tony Martinet. I am finishing my first year as the Local President in Sioux Falls. I have been in education for 14 years, with 10 of those teaching high school Speech/Debate/Composition. I joined the association when I first started teaching to be a part of my professional organization. I have stayed with SFEA and SDEA to have the means to advocate for my profession. No other organization allows me the chance to develop as an educational leader and truly influence my own profession. The more involved I have become, the more I have benefited from the association.