Tell us about that early-career teacher in your district who goes above and beyond.
The Department of Education maintains a list of Emerging Classroom Leaders to be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for special recognition programs.
Candidates should be relatively early in their teaching careers, with a minimum of five years of experience in education. Candidates must be building-level personnel. They are typically classroom teachers, as opposed to specialists, and are recognized by peers and supervisors as unique in their growth. Occasionally, a principal or specialist is considered. Previous recognition is not required.
To recommend someone for our Emerging Classroom Leaders Pool, complete a Talent Pool Recommendation Form and return it to Kathy Riedy, Department of Education, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501, no later than April 1.
In addition to filling out the form, we ask that you include a one-page narrative and a resume if possible. Please keep your recommendation confidential and do not share it with the individual.
For more information, contact Kathy Riedy, Department of Education, at (605) 773-8415.