May 16, 2017
11:30am - 1:00pm
THE Country Club of Sioux Falls
Speaker: Rick Melmer
Topic: Understanding Our Past, Creating Our Future
Rick Melmer is an educational consultant who currently works with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as the Outreach Director of the CCSSO Leadership Academy. This work includes State Education Agency Capacity Reviews, the Cross-State Learning Collaborative (CSLC) and an Executive Coaching program. Melmer is also an ambassador for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and meets with thirteen states on the NAEP program.
Rick served as the Dean of Education at the University of South Dakota from 2008 – 2013 and the Secretary of Education for the State of South Dakota from 2003 - 2008. Prior to that Melmer worked as a classroom teacher, building administrator and Superintendent of Schools in Wyoming, Iowa and South Dakota. Melmer also founded the Leadership South Dakota program which equips professionals to lead in their local communities.