- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has made two appointments to the South Dakota Board of Education.

Daugaard has appointed Deb Shephard, of Watertown, and has reappointed Don Kirkegaard, of Sturgis. The nine members of the board serve four-year terms.

Kirkegaard is the superintendent of the Meade School District. He has served on the board since 2006.

Shephard recently retired from Lake Area Tech after a 36-year career. She worked as an instructor before serving as president for eight years. Shephard is replacing Richard Gowen, of Rapid City.

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