South Dakota Teacher of the Year: Region 1
My name is Stephanie Ballard. I am currently a special education teacher at Mickelson Middle School in Brookings, SD. I am in my eighth year of teaching and my fifth year as a SDEA member. I joined SDEA to learn more about what goes on in my district and the state. I participated in the NEA Early Leadership Institute earlier in my career and am excited about how this program can help me grow in the skills as an educator and be more involved in SDEA.