- Last Updated: 16 July 2018 16 July 2018
Allison Struck brings passion for education, as well as valuable work experience, to her role as the first, full-time executive director of the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation. She begins her duties today (July 16).
Struck previously worked as a program manager and coordinator at Feeding South Dakota, a highly regarded, statewide, hunger relief organization that has its headquarters in Sioux Falls.
She has had close ties to education throughout her life, and she is a proud graduate of public schools. “This position was a natural fit for me,” she said. “I’m really excited and looking forward to the opportunities we have.”
The Education Foundation champions the cause of teachers and students throughout the School District by raising money for innovative teaching projects not funded by tax dollars. The organization also provides grants to first-time teachers to help them buy classroom supplies.
The recent hiring of Struck represents a significant milestone for the Education Foundation, which is governed by a Board comprised of volunteers. In recent years, the Board has been assisted by part-time employees that have helped coordinate business matters and promote the organization. However, Board members have been planning for years to hire an executive directive. The goal is to raise more money for grants to help more students and more teachers in the steadily growing school system.