Kay Schmalen to become Director of Professional Learning on July 1

Kay Schmalen

Kay Schmalen, Consultant for Educational Services, has been named Director of Professional Learning. Kay will provide direct oversight of all aspects of professional learning including the development of a continuum of supports that include asynchronous and synchronous, blended, face-to-face and virtual options matched to the needs of adult learners. Kay will replace Amy Moine who will be moving closer to the work of school improvement.

Kay has served as a consultant with the agency since 2004 when she first worked in the areas of literacy and technology integration. Prior to that she was a middle school teacher and teacher leader in South Dakota. 

“Kay is a perfect fit for this role,” said Jen Sigrist, Executive Director Educational Services.“ She has vast experience in the areas of teaching and learning and has earned a reputation for customer service and excellence in serving our local school partners. Her technology background, combined with her professional learning experience, will also help to propel our new Learning Management System forward.”  

Please join us in congratulating Kay on her new role!

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