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Distance Learning Workgroup

The Department of Education is engaging in conversations with stakeholders statewide to understand the future of distance learning in South Dakota. The workgroup will engage K-12 educators and other pertinent stakeholders in the process to define or re-define what distance education is in South Dakota and how it might look in the future.

Beginning in May 2021, and working throughout the summer of 2021, the group will consider current resources and practices and compile recommendations for policies and best practices related to distance learning.

Upon completion of the summer meetings, the Department of Education will draft a final document that captures the group’s recommendations.

Members
  • Samantha Fischbach, Lake Area Technical College
  • Alan Neville, Waubay School District
  • Kari Berger, Waubay School District
  • Carol Galbraith, Todd County School District
  • Camille Kaul, Aberdeen School District
  • Summer Schultz, Dell Rapids School District
  • Rayann Larson, Plankinton School District
  • Camrin Vaux, Brookings School District
  • Tricia Lasley, Hanson School District
  • Travis Lape, Harrisburg School District
  • Elizabeth Herrboldt, Tea Area School District
  • Lakisha Jordan, Pierre School District
  • Sheri Nelson, Brandon Valley School District
  • Charlotte Mohling, Wessington Springs School District
  • David Swank, Rapid City School District
  • Demi Moon, Sioux Falls School District
  • Tina Board, Aberdeen School District
  • Jami Werkmeister, Armour School District
  • Chris McGregor, Scotland School District
  • Dan Martin, Timber Lake School District
  • Mary Cundy, Northern State University
  • Cherly Medearis, Sinte Gleska University
  • Kim Kludt, Deubrook School District
  • Amber Mikkelsen, Agar-Blunt-Onida School District
  • Tina Board, Aberdeen School District
  • Kris Evje, Milbank School District
  • Chad Conaway, Lennox School District
  • Dustin Degen, Beresford School District
  • Brian Corlett, Colman School District
  • Mike Knudson, Harrisburg School District
  • Tom Farrell, Madison School District
  • Lynsie Weich, Plankinton School District
  • Mandy Grantham, Advisory Council
  • Steven Rokusek, South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • Casey Bailey, DIAL Virtual School
  • Jason Smidt, Brookings School District
  • Linda Olsen, SD Board of Education Standards
  • Julie Mathiesen, Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE)
  • Belinda Miller, Sioux Valley School District
  • Andrea Powell, Armour and Tripp-Delmont School Districts
  • Connie Godfrey, Black Hills Online Learning Community (BHOLC)
  • Lori Wagner, Northern State University E-Learning
  • Michael Christopherson, Harrisburg School District
  • Brad McDonald, Tri-Valley School District
  • Jennifer Lowery, Tea Area School District


For more information, contact Jennifer Tschetter at 605-295-7304.