10 BSD retirees honored


BROOKINGS – Brookings School District is losing decades of talent and expertise this year with the retirement of 10 teachers and staff members in the 2018-2019 school year.

Saying goodbye to Brookings classrooms are, from left: Nancy Hausman, Dakota Prairie Elementary; Lori Olson, Brookings High School; Pam Larson, Medary Elementary; Steve McCarthy, Mickelson Middle School; Monica Demaray, Camelot Intermediate School; Joline Dunbar, BHS; Nita Sachen, CTE; Donna Bolstad, Medary; Rod Thormodsgaard, BHS; and Vonda Bjorklund, BHS.

The Brookings School District and the Brookings Education Association honored district teachers, staff and supporters Wednesday evening, including the retirees, at their 2018-2019 Teacher and Staff Recognition event at Brookings High School.

The recognition ceremony was preceded by a social in the BHS Commons, featuring entertainment from BHS musicians and food from ProStart students and sponsor First Bank & Trust.

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