De Smet hires 2 new teachers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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The De Smet school district has hired two new teachers.

 

Laura Shumaker is the new De Smet High School science teacher.

 

Shumaker is a graduate of Clark High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and her master’s degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen.

 

She has been a teacher for 15 years, including Florence, Mitchell and most recently, Howard. Her teaching experience includes middle school math and science and high school math.

 

In De Smet, Shumaker will teach five high school science classes, including physical science, biology, advanced biology, chemistry and environmental science.

 

Courtney Noem will teach first grade this year at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School.

 

Noem graduated in 2010 from Hamlin High School and began college that fall at South Dakota State University in Brookings, majoring in early childhood education.

 

Later, she joined Northern State University’s co-op program to earn her elementary education certification. She also obtained endorsements in kindergarten and in volleyball and basketball coaching. She graduated from college this spring.

 

Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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