American Legion Educator of the Year

The South Dakota American Legion "Educator of the Year" Award program serves to recognize dedicated and devoted individuals who, on a constant basis, give so much of themselves on behalf of the children of South Dakota. Just like veterans, teachers are the unsung heroes of this nation who build our nation's future by working with the youth of today.

Ms. Alysha Kientopf, MS/HS Ag Teacher, 2019 Garretson Educator of the Year

2019 District #7 Educator of the Year

Mrs. Kelsey Buchholz, HS English Teacher, 2018 Garretson Educator of the Year

Mrs. Jacki Liester, Kindergarten Teacher, 2017 Educator of the Year

Mrs. Julie Mueller, MS Science Teacher, 2016 Garretson Educator of the Year

2016 District #7 Educator of the year

Ms. Jodi Neugebauer, Elem. Teacher, 2015 Garretson Educator of the Year

2015 District #7 Educator of the Year

Mrs. Bev Howe, HS Science/Math Teacher, 2014 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 2013 Garretson Educator of the Year

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Mr. Jay Swatek, Elem. Teacher, 2012 Garretson Educator of the Year

Mr. Kevin Steckler, HS Social Studies Teacher, 2011 Garretson Educator of the Year

Mrs. Angela Bly, Elementary Teacher, 2010 Garretson Educator of the Year

2010 District #7 Educator of the year

2010 SD Legion Department Educator of the Year

Janelle Lipetzky, Elementary Teacher, 2009 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 2008 Garretson Educator of the Year

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Mr. Jason Bohl, MS Math Teacher, 2007 Garretson Educator of the Year

Mr. Bob Bennett, MS Social Studies Teacher, 2006 Garretson Educator of the Year

Ms. Ruth Sarar, HS English Teacher, 2005 Garretson Educator of the Year

Mr. Bob Bennett, MS Social Studies Teacher, 2004 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 2003 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 2002 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 2001 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 1999 Garretson Educator of the Year

Teacher, 1998 Garretson Educator of the Year

































Mr. Bob Bennett, Garretson Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator, 1996-1997

Mrs. Liz Bennett, Garretson Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator, 1994-1995

Ms. Mary Lou Nelson, Garretson Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator

Mr. Jeff Sylliaasen Garretson Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator

Mr. Marty Strasburg, Garretson Jaycees Outstanding Young Educator