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Educator Voice

Coming together with one voice, SDEA's advocacy ensures that we enhance student learning and improve educator working conditions–benefiting our students, schools, and the community as a whole.
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Together we...

Unite the collective voice of educators at the local level to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions, which are our students' learning conditions.

Empower educators and students to reach their fullest potential by ensuring support for educators in their schools allowing them to be created and can make the best decisions for their students. 

Strengthen the Profession by encouraging all educators to develop their craft with ongoing professional development. 

Influence the decision-making process at the local, state, and national levels by working with leaders at all levels of government to promote student-focused education policies accompanied by funding levels that meet the needs of all students. 

Advocate for safe and healthy school environments that ensure that students and teachers have a healthy and safe environment to learn and teach.


It's about our kids.

The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) is a professional organization working hard for educators, so they can continue to work hard for our kids. SDEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.