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Meet These Amazing Educators

Black Hills Family and Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac “give an apple” to seven
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 seven amazing educators that go above and beyond to make an impact on countless numbers of lives – students, coworkers, and parents alike.


Mrs. Roxi Withee

Kindergarten at Zion Lutheran School, Rapid City

A day in a class of young children is noisy, busy, and fun – and is never the same from day to day. “The best thing about teaching kindergarten is….” Read More


Mrs. Kara Schroeder

First Grade at Corral Drive Elementary School, Rapid City

Kara makes learning fun and exciting by hands-on work, while still giving children individual attention they need throughout the day. But it’s not just the students’ lives she is moving… Read More


Ms. Jonni Hertel

Second Grade at General Beadle Elementary School, Rapid City

She is her students’ support system as they go through life in second grade – becoming the “big kids” they so eagerly want to be. “It’s all about…” Read More


Mrs. Jeanette Nicholas

Fourth Grade at South Park Elementary School, Belle Fourche

From pretending to teach as a child – dreams turned to reality; and today, Jeanette’s class is… Read More


Mrs. Kylee Heinert

Second Grade at New Underwood Elementary School, New Underwood

Building a love of learning, Kylee stands by her students every step of the way and assures… Read More


Mrs. Kathy Coats

Fifth Grade at Calvary Christian School, Rapid City

Kathy is able to meet kids where they are and encourage them to keep learning. She sees potential in her students and is… Read More


Mr. Rick Redetzke

First Grade at South Park Elementary School, Rapid City

Not only has Rick created a class of independent thinkers, but has extended his passion of helping others to… Read More

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By Jenna Carda
Photos by Legacy