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South Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals (SDAESP)

The SDAESP is a non profit organization of Principals in South Dakota. Membership is optional, and membership details can be found at the School Administrators of South Dakota site.
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A special thank you to Horace Mann for sponsoring our South Dakota National Distinguished Principal's trip to Washington D.C.

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From President Dr. Cotton Koch:


On behalf of the South Dakota Association of Elementary School Principals (SDAESP), I would like to welcome you to our website.  I am the current President of SDAESP for the 2018-2019 school year.  It is an honor to be a part of this association.  Our organization provides its members with professional development, networking opportunities, and advocates on the behalf of school leaders with state and federal legislators and the South Dakota Board of Education.  If you are not a current member, please consider joining.  SDAESP's core focus is to support principals to be effective leaders in their school, district, and community. If you would like to learn more about SDAESP and to be part of making a difference for our children, please contact me. We are in this together!


Best wishes on a great 2018-2019 school year!

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Noid - the 2018 National Distinguished Principal for South Dakota!