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Christmas at the Capitol with SDEA

10/23/2019
SDEA has been selected to decorate one of the Capitol Christmas trees. This year’s theme is Hometown Christmas. Our tree will feature photos from SDEA’s locals across the state, but we need your help.

Wounded Head named SDCTE Teacher of the Year

10/23/2019
Wounded Head named SDCTE Teacher of the Year English teacher at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, Meghan Wounded Head, recently received the Teacher of the Year Award from the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English. Congrats, Meghan!

Two teachers selected for presidential awards

10/17/2019
Rapid City Area Schools teachers Leah Oxner and Kimberly Webber have been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Washington High teacher surprised with $25,000 for excellence in teaching

10/17/2019
Sioux Falls, SD – The Washington High School educator had been named one of the greatest teachers in the United States for 2019, one of only 40 selected nationwide to receive a Milken Educator Awards.

2020 South Dakota Teacher of the Year named

10/11/2019
Oacoma, SD – A Harrisburg educator has been named the 2020 South Dakota Teacher of the Year. Amanda Harris, a fourth-grade teacher at Endeavor Elementary in the Harrisburg School District, won this year's award. Secretary of Education Ben Jones made the announcement Thursday evening at a banquet in Oacoma.

Teacher Training Boosts South Dakota Kids' Learning

9/5/2019
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Decades after school days have ended, adults remember their best teachers, and research shows teachers who complete advanced training become even better educators. Comments from Mary McCorkle, president, South Dakota Education Association and Rich Mittelstedt, Teaching and Learning Coordinator, South Dakota Education Association.

Out-of-Pocket School Supplies Add Up for South Dakota Teachers

9/5/2019
Sioux Falls, SD – Nine out of 10 public school teachers will open their wallets this year to purchase classroom supplies for which they will not be reimbursed. The National Center for Education Statistics says California teachers spend the most, while North Dakota teachers spend the least. Comments from Mary McCorkle, president, South Dakota Education Association.

Mitchell's Aslesen awarded by Honored Women Educators of SD

8/21/2019
Aug 17th 2019 — Since she began teaching at the Mitchell School District in 1981, Cheryle Aslesen has had a hand in preparing young people for their first steps into a larger world. She has guided students from the head of her classrooms and has helped develop progressive programs that enhance the educational experience of both students and teachers.

Receives SDEA/NEA’s Taking a Stand, Making a Difference Human and Civil Rights Award

5/10/2019
The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented the Taking a Stand, Making a Difference Human Civil Rights award to Dr. Shafiqur Rahman of Brookings at its annual Representative Assembly in Pierre. The award is given annually to honor an individual or organization for their work in promoting human and civil rights.

Billie Sutton Receive SDEA’s 2019 Friend of Education Award

5/10/2019
PIERRE – The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented its 2019 Friend of Education Award to former State Senator Billie Sutton at its annual Representative Assembly in Pierre. SDEA/NEA’s Friend of Education Award honors a person or organization that has made a significant contribution on a statewide basis toward achieving quality public education for all students.