Michelle Andrews, Beresford, SD


Michelle Andrews
President, Beresford Education Association
6th grade Reading Teacher, Middle School
14 years as an SDEA Member

Reason joined: to have a voice at the table. This is my professional organization.

Best Part about Joining SDEA:  Joining a community, and getting support from other colleagues. I also value getting new information and ideas. ZOOMing with other local members to talk to each other during the pandemic has also been really good.

I have helped with negotiations for years. Meeting monthly with the superintendent has been really constructive. I’ve felt very pleased about the amount of input we have been able to get into the district’s American Rescue Plan proposals. Leadership is hard and messy sometimes but it’s worth it when you can find a good compromise and give everyone a voice.