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Congratulations Landra on being a Finalist!!

Congratulations to Landra Knodel on being one of the three finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for South Dakota!  

Landra Knodel was recently selected as a 2023 South Dakota State-Level Finalist for the PAEMST program. Landra is one of three teachers of 7-12 science selected to represent our state's best.

Landra’s passion for teaching and high expectations of her students have no doubt made a difference in their lives.

“Ms. Knodel spends much of her time making her classroom as interactive as it can be for the students. Ms. Knodel believes that hands-on activities are the best way for students to learn Science.”

“In Mrs. Knodel’s 22 years, she has truly been dedicated to being a life-long learner and bringing those experiences into her classroom and also by sharing with science educators across that state of South Dakota and the United States.”

“Mrs. Knodel is always looking for ways to better meet the needs of her students by including innovative and thought-provoking activities into her already academically solid curriculum.”

Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to your students, teachers, and the teaching profession.  You deserve to win this!!!!!!