Maria Kemp

Maria Kemp joined the BHSSC’s Strategic Supports and Result and South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center teams in October 2022. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (2010) and a Masters in Reading (2017) from Black Hills State University. Maria is also in the process of obtaining her Masters in School Counseling through Chadron State University. Prior to working with BHSSC, she was a classroom teacher for eleven years in South Dakota and Wyoming.

When Maria is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and daughter. As a local of the Black Hills, she appreciates all the amenities this beautiful area offers! She enjoys running and bike riding with her children in her free time.

Maria is motivated to apply evidence-based strategies to bolster educators’ skills while encouraging family involvement within schools across the state. With a passion for education, Maria looks forward to working with educators and families to help today’s learners become the successful leaders of tomorrow!

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