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Welcome to the SDACTE Home Page

This page is dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education

Board Of Directors

2014-2015 SDACTE Board of Directors.

(Row 1) Erin Larsen, DCTE liaison; John Rist, President; Tracy Kern, President-elect; Jim Kayl, Past President.

(Row 2) Deb Kraft, FACS Division President; Lorie Mulhair, Business/Marketing/IT Division President; Mark Otten, Administration/Special Services Division President; Dodie Bemis, SDACTE Executive Director; Terry Jastram, T & I/Tech Ed Division President; Annika Russell, Post Secondary liaison; and Bobbie Jo Donovan, SDAAE President.

Welcome letter from the president

Welcome Letter

SDACTE Mission Statement

To provide leadership and assistance to educators in developing a prepared and competitive workforce.

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SDACTE Business Division

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SDAAE Division Website

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South Dakota Focus

Growing Popularity of Career and Technical Education

Make plans to attend the 2016 CTE Conference on July 31- August 2 in Sioux Falls.
School Administrators & School Counselors attending the conference for the first time receive a complimentary registration!


The 2016 CTE Conference is being held in Sioux Falls on July 31-August 2, and offers a varied program of professional development and networking opportunities!

This year's schedule includes keynote speaker Dave Burgess, author of Teach like a Pirate, as well as several hands-on in-depth sessions, engaging industry tours and fast-paced breakout sessions. You are guaranteed to leave with fresh ideas for the upcoming school year!

More details regarding the conference can be found at This website includes a schedule at a glance, and will be updated with specific session details frequently.



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