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  SD teachers recognized at national CTE teacher convention

The joint Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) convention took place Nov. 30-Dec. 3, in Las Vegas. South Dakota was well represented, with teachers earning recognitions and serving as officeholders.

Photo of Shane Gross, Sanborn Central and Woonsocket school districts, receiving the NAAE Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship.

Shane Gross, Sanborn Central and Woonsocket school districts, received the NAAE Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship. The Teachers Turn the Key scholarship brings together agricultural educators with four or fewer years of experience and immerses them in three days of professional development that addresses issues specific to the early years of teaching agriculture.

Photo of Kelly Keller

Kelly Keller, Arlington School District (left), was selected to participate in the NAAE eXcellence in Leadership for Retention (XLR8) program. XLR8 is a year-long professional development program that targets agriculture teachers in their seventh-15th year of teaching. The overall goals of this program include developing experienced teacher leaders who will mentor other teachers in the profession; providing mid-career-level specific professional development to participants; as well as increasing overall longevity and satisfaction of participants with their chosen career of teaching agriculture.

Photo of Lisa Steinken, Rapid City Central High School, receiving the NAAE Ideas Unlimited award

Lisa Steinken, Rapid City Central High School, received the NAAE Ideas Unlimited award for Region III. The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience), leadership and other teaching ideas.

Photo of John Rist, Viborg-Hurley School District

John Rist, Viborg-Hurley School District, was named the ACTE Region V winner and a national finalist for the ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award. The Carl Perkins Community Service Award is presented to ACTE members who have used career and technical education to make a significant impact on a community/humanitarian cause through leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. Read the news release about Rist’s recognitions.

Photo of Beverly Rieck, Dell Rapids School District

Beverly Rieck, Dell Rapids School District, was named the ACTE Region V winner and a national finalist for the ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes the contributions and distinguished accomplishments of members who have been identified with the work and purposes of the Association for Career and Technical Education over an extended period of time. Read the news release about Rieck’s recognitions.

Terry Rieckman, McCook Central School District, finished his year of service as NAAE president and will now serve a year as NAAE past president. He also served as Region III vice president from 2011-2014.

Terry Rieckman, McCook Central School District (right), finished his year of service as NAAE president and will now serve a year as NAAE past president. He also served as Region III vice president from 2011-2014.

 
 
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