Penny Shuster Louks, Belle Fourche

Penny Shuster Louks; Belle Fourche Education Association; 8th Language Arts; I have been a member of SDEA  since 2004; previously, I was a member while teaching in Casper, Wyoming and a student member at BHSU as well. My reasons for joining SDEA are to engage with other professionals, to safeguard my rights as a teacher, and to advocate for new and continuing educators. The best parts about joining SDEA have been the opportunities to participate in continuing education that is meaningful and to work in my local, supporting others and effecting change within the district and my building.