Yankton School District Superintendent and USD Alumnus Wayne Kindle Leaves Positive Impact on Students
Guided by a leadership philosophy rooted in creating positive professional relationships and the golden rule, Wayne Kindle ‘93, ‘00, Ed.D., superintendent of the Yankton School District and University of South Dakota alumnus, has accomplished many goals throughout his 30-year career in South Dakota’s educational landscape.
During the week of Dakota Days, the University of South Dakota School of Education will celebrate the annual Destination Delzell event, where four individuals will be recognized with Legend of Delzell Awards for their contributions to the School of Education.
Eleven undergraduate students at the University of South Dakota, including nine students from the School of Education and two German language students, spent two weeks of their summer on a study abroad experience learning about education and school systems from a global perspective.
The University of South Dakota School of Education was awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of school mental health providers in high-need areas of the state.
The University of South Dakota School of Education was ranked No. 149 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2023-2024 “Best Graduate Education Schools” list, ranking the highest in South Dakota and North Dakota.
To combat the state’s teacher shortage, the University of South Dakota School of Education updated their Division of Teacher Residency & Education (TRE) placement policy in the fall of 2022 to allow education students to complete their residency in their hometown.
As the teacher shortage continues to take its toll on educators and schools across the state, the University of South Dakota School of Education continues to push initiatives that offer solutions.
Summary: The University of South Dakota honors the life and legacy of alumna and influential Native American scholar Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Ph.D., who passed away on July 5.
Summary: The University of South Dakota School of Education is celebrating the graduation of the first cohort of Sioux Falls Teacher Pathway high school students.
Summary: 2021 Sioux Falls School District Teacher of the Year Ann Robertson '92, M.A., '12, Ed.D., has lifelong ties to the University of South Dakota. Robertson credits her time at the university for opening doors to meaningful conversations and providing her with insight that she has carried with her throughout her career as an educator in the Sioux Falls School District.
Summary: The University of South Dakota School of Education was ranked No. 58 in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs” list.