- Last Updated: 01 November 2019 01 November 2019
Nominations for Teacher of the Year 2020 are now being accepted!
Sioux Falls School District Teacher of the Year Program
Each year the Sioux Falls Public Schools and Vern Eide Motorcars jointly sponsor the Dr. John W. Harris Teacher of the Year Award. Full time teachers are eligible for the award and $4,000 in prize money donated by Vern Eide Motorcars.
The winner is announced at a private reception on March 9th, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at the El Riad Shrine Mosque.
Explain why you feel this nominee should be the Dr. John W. Harris 2020 Teacher of the Year, providing specific examples of how the teacher differentiates instruction based on student needs, designs engaging lessons to improve classroom and/or school culture, and inspires students to recognize their potential impact and role in the larger community.
The Sioux Falls School District's Teacher of the Year becomes eligible for the Regional Teacher of the Year Award. The South Dakota Teacher of the Year is selected from the Regional Teacher Of the Year representatives. For more information on the South Dakota Teacher of the Year program visit HERE.
|Lynn Thomason||Lincoln High School||2019|
|Kimberly Dobson||Horace Mann Elementary||2018|
|Stefanie Hage||John Harris Elementary||2017|
|Janet Swier||Washington High School||2016|
|Gretchen Johnson||Cleveland Elementary||2015|
|Sarah Henrichs||Axtell Park Middle School||2014|
|Allison Hutchinson||Career & Technical Education Academy||2013|
|Donna Leininger||Washington High School||2012|
|Nicole Gardner||Fink, Harvey Dunn Elementary||2011|
|Teresa TimmermanFinalist||Lincoln High SchoolFinalist||2010Finalist|
|Cher May||Terry Redlin Elementary||2009|
|Barbara Myers||Axtell Park Middle School||2008|
|Sharon Andrews||Challenge Center||2007|
|Karyn Veenis||Patrick Henry Middle School||2006|
|Barbara Dowling||Hawthorne Elementary||2005|
|Brent Eliason||Washington High School||2004|
|Roxie Ahlbrecht||Robert Frost Elementary||2003|
|Sally Rice||Edison Middle School||2002|
|Jeff Lukens||Roosevelt High School||2001|
|Linda Carmody||Eugene Field Elementary||2000|
|Audrey Lofgren||Robert Frost Elementary||1999|
|Bob Dolan||Washington High School||1998|
|Alice Sylliaasen||Eugene Field Elementary||1997|
|Don Reiffenberger||Cleveland Elementary||1996|
|Don Decker||Lincoln High School||1995|
|Judy Davis||Patrick Henry Middle School||1994|
|Phyllis Kruger||Harvey Dunn Elementary||1993|
|Julie Ashworth||Hawthorne Elementary||1992|
|Lois Sudbeck||Little Flower Elementary||1991|
|Sharon Schueler||Roosevelt High School||1990|
|Joan Conner||Lincoln High School||1989|