SDCTE is committed to honoring outstanding teachers in our state by recognizing and fostering leadership both in the classroom and among the profession.
Those receiving the Teacher of the Year Award should have demonstrated leadership in the classroom and among their peers. Nominees should also be active members of SDCTE.
The Young Leader Award recognizes teachers in their first 5 years in the classroom. Nominee should be members of SDCTE (they may be in their first year of membership). Young leaders are provided support to attend a NCTE conference.
2021 Maggie Bryant – Brandon Valley
2020 Kama Konda-Varilek – USF
2019 Brittany Aman – Sioux Valley
2018 Susan Farrell-Poncelet Sanborn Central
2017 Kayla Mette – Sioux Valley
2016 Teramie Hill – Vermillion
2015 Alyssa Laufmann – Brookings
2013 – Alisha Limoges – Elk Point – Jefferson
2012 Carrie Oorlog – Chester Area
2011 Sheana Eggers – Yankton
2010 Kirsten Rohla – Belle Fourche
2009 Tara Rollinger – Baltic
2008 Marissa Kleinhans – Baltic
2007 Kara Frei – Wagner
2006 Cassi Pietz – Freeman
2005 Richard Ganci – Brookings
2004 Monique Harty – Harding County
2003 Jessica Ewing
2002 Jennifer Mueller – Rapid City