The Teacher of the Year Nomination deadline has passed. Thank you to all who have nominated a teacher(s). We appreciate your support of great teachers in the great city of Sioux Falls.

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.

Explain why you feel this nominee should be the Dr. John W. Harris 2018 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 winner is announced at a private reception in March. 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.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Sioux Falls School District Superintendent's Office at (605) 367-7951 with questions regarding the nomination process and deadlines.

Year 2011 to 2021

Year Name School
2011 Nicole Gardner Fink, Harvey Dunn Elementary
2012 Donna Leininger Washington High School
2013 Allison Hutchinson Career & Technical Education Academy
2014 Sarah Henrichs Axtell Park Middle School
2015 Gretchen Johnson Cleveland Elementary
2016 Janet Swier Washington High School
2017 Stefanie Hage John Harris Elementary
2018 Kimberly Dobson Horace Mann Elementary