2018 Teachers of Excellence

Black Hills Parent and Denny Menholt Rapid Chevrolet “give an apple” to five teachers in the Black Hills for inspiring their students and going above and beyond in their classrooms.

Every day, teachers in schools large and small wake up, go to work, and influence the lives of our children in tremendous ways. Their knowledge, patience, and caring are what often set the course of these student’s future careers and life paths.

Here are five amazing educators that go above and beyond to make an impact on countless numbers of lives – students, coworkers, and parents alike.

Elizabeth Mentele

1st Grade at West Elementary School, Spearfish

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Kelley O’Brien

4th Grade at Hill City Elementary School, Hill City

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Penny Shuster Louks

8th Grade Language Arts at Belle Fourche Middle School, Belle Fourche

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Brandy Perkins

2nd Grade at General Beadle Elementary School, Rapid City

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Lacey Hoogland

Grades 6-12 at Black Hills Lutheran School, Rapid City

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