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Educator Disciplinary Action

Pursuant to the authority granted to the Secretary of the Department of Education by SDCL Chapter 13-42, the Secretary may refuse to issue, renew, revoke, or suspend a certificate. The final decision of the Secretary regarding a certificate, along with the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, are a public record (SDCL 13-42-17.1). If disciplinary action is imposed by the Secretary or a Professional Practices Commission, pursuant to SDCL Chapter 13-42 and 13-43, the written record and evidence from the hearing may be disclosed to authorities within this state, another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory or country in which the applicant or certficate holder holds a certificate or has applied for a certificate (SDCL 13-42-17.1). Records of revocation and suspension are provided to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) clearinghouse.

For more information about the complaint process or to file a complaint, visit https://doe.sd.gov/professionalpractices/.

As of July 1, 2021, the following individuals are not authorized to administer, teach, or be employed by a public or accredited school in South Dakota, unless they have been reinstated (SDCL 13-43-5.1). If any of these individuals present an educator certificate from any state to a school official, please notify the South Dakota Department of Education.

These files are dated from January 1, 2017 to July 1, 2021. Consult Teacher 411 to confirm if an individual has an educator certification in South Dakota.

Educator Disciplinary Actions
Name File Number Action Date Effective Date Reinstated (if applicable)
Shea Lauren Lindsey DSE 2021-01 Permanent revocation 01/20/2021 N/A
Doyle Johnson DSE 2020-03 Application denied; cannot reapply before July 1, 2021 12/01/2020
Christina A. Stark DSE 2020-10 Suspension for four years 10/13/2020
Daylan Scott Fargo DSE 2020-09 Permanent revocation 08/25/2020 N/A
Eriq Swiftwater DSE 2020-04 Application denied; cannot reapply for five years 06/16/2020
Bradley Jay Miedema DSE 2019-09 Permanent revocation 01/27/2020 N/A
Maddison M. Brown DSE 2019-05 Application denied; cannot reapply until June 8, 2022 02/19/2020
Ryan A. Brewer DSE 2017-11 Permanent revocation 11/12/2019 N/A
Abigail Bulock DSE 2019-06 Application denied 10/23/2019
Lori Ann Tvedt DSE 2018-06 Application denied 10/23/2019
Derrik John Nelson DSE 2019-10 Permanent revocation 10/02/2019 N/A
Rick Meyerink DSE 2019-07 Suspension for five years 08/26/2019
Keenan Soyland DSE 2019-03 Suspension for five years 06/20/2019
Tamara Lile DSE 2018-02 Application denied 06/08/2019
Cheyenne P. Ziegler DSE 2018-08 Application denied; cannot reapply before June 30, 2021 04/04/2019
Kenneth Waterbury DSE 2019-01 Permanent revocation 02/06/2019 N/A
Dana K. Heidrich DSE 2017-08 Application denied; cannot reapply before December 31, 2020 10/12/2018
Christopher Borchardt DSE 2018-09 Permanent revocation 09/21/2018 N/A
Paul M. Mulloy DSE 2018-01 Application denied; cannot reapply for three years 06/01/2018
Arlene Maxfield DSE 2017-02 Suspension for five years 02/02/2017