Caroline Thompson, Elk Point, SD

Salutations fellow members and educators! My name is Caroline Thompson and I am part of the EPJEA. I will teach first grade this coming school year. I have been a member of SDEA for three years. Initially, I joined SDEA for the liability protection benefits. It wasn't until this summer that I really began to see the benefits of SDEA membership. The professional development offerings and personal connections made within this exceptional organization are amazing and lasting. The best part about being part of SDEA is the ability to be an active voice to advocate for real change within our educational system. I look forward to using my voice and hope others will join in order to make our collective voice louder, stronger, and heard. Our students deserve strong and vocal advocates.