School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

 

Dr. Joel Price & Dr. Roger DeGroot SDSSA 2021 Distinguished Service Award Winners

Dr. Joel Price
Dr. Price retired in 2019 after serving 33 years in education the last 17 as the superintendent of the Faulkton Area School District and Stanley County School District. Joel began his career as a teacher and coach in 1986. He served as the superintendent of schools in Faulkton Area and Stanley County. During his career, he led a Blue- Ribbon School Excellence, connected with the community through active engagement in Economic Development, and connected communities through reorganization. Dr. Price believes strongly in the connection and impact relationships have on the character, growth, and personal development.

Dr. Roger Degroot
Dr. Degroot retired in 2015 after serving 40 years in education the last 8 as the superintendent of the Brookings School District. Roger began his career as a teacher in 1975. He served as the superintendent of schools in Lennox and Brookings. During his career, he served as an educational leader and mentor. He not only built schools in the Lennox and Brookings School Districts, but he also provided avenues for young people in the profession to earn advanced degrees

 

 

 

 

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