Phone: 605-696-4973


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education, K-12 Reading Specialist, K-12 Gifted Endorsement.   Masters of Education

Mrs. Donna DeKraai

I have been in the education profession since 1984.   My husband, Lynn, and I live in Brookings.  We have two beautiful daughters and four wonderful grandchildren.  My favorite colors are black and white.  I love plants and flowers.  I enjoy reading and biking.  Honors:  1998 Brookings School District Teacher of the Year, 2000 - inducted into the Honored Women Educators of South Dakota, 2004 Brookings High School Distinguished Alumni Award, 2002-2008 South Dakota Education Association President, 2013 Brookings School District Teacher of the Year and Regional Teacher of the Year, 2014 recipient of the SDEA Award for Teaching Excellence and Nominee for the National Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015 The California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.

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