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May B.E.S.T Awards



 Kirstin Girard

Kirstin Girard

Dakota Prairie Principal

Mrs. Kirstin Girard was named the 2017 Instructional Leader at the Association of Elementary School Principals at their conference last month. She was one of three elementary principals nominated for this award.

Kirstin joined the Brookings School District last July when she was hired to be the Dakota Prairie Elementary Principal after Mr. Gary Thomas retired. Coming to Brookings, from Texas, Mrs. Girard is actually a "local gal" as she is a SDSU Grad who did her student teaching within the Brookings School District.

Kirstin and her husband, Brandon, now reside in Brookings with their three sons, Matthew, Cameron, and Rory.