School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD)

SDSSA Award Winners

Rookie of the Year:  Kim Kludt
The 2021 Rookie of the Year is Kimberly Kludt of the Deubrook Area School District. Dr. Kludt is in her third year as superintendent in Deubrook. She has engaged in her community and advocated on their behalf in Pierre. Dr. Kludt is committed to the students and staff of Deubrook. She continues to develop partnerships and relationships to provide opportunities for all,

 

Community Leader of the Year: Brian Field
Mr. Field has served as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent for 34 years. Brian has been the superintendent in Beresford for the past 14 years. As Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Field has been a champion for the Beresford School District and the greater community. Brian developed and led the district through a 10 year strategic plan supported by uncontested opt outs. Mr. Field provides a model for other districts to follow in his development of the Watchdog Education Foundation, Hall of Fame, and Alumni Association. Mr. Field has not only made an impact in Beresford but also across the state with his servant leadership

Innovator of the Year:  Dr. Willard
The 2021 Innovator of the Year Award recipient is Steven Willard. Dr. Willard has served as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent for 42 years. Steve has been the superintendent in Belle Fourche for the past 12 years. As Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Willard has been a champion for Career and Technical Education. He has led the Belle Fourche School District in an alternative calendar focused on remediation and enrichment programs. Dr. Willard has authored two grants supporting over one million dollars in innovative after school care. The Belle Fourche Board under Dr. Willard’s leadership has led the industry in CTE programing and partnerships with their relationship with Western Dakota Technical College. Dr. Willard is Belle Fourche’s biggest cheerleader and has tremendous pride in the community and his family. 

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