Roxane Dyk

Instructional Coach, South Dakota Counts

Began at Teachwell:


Why did you choose this field?

I chose teaching because I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and experiences with children. I now enjoy sharing my experiences with teachers and continually making them think so every year is different than the past.

What or who most inspires you?

Seeing teachers and students BUILD their lack of confidence in everything they do.

Why Teachwell?

Teachwell allowed me to continue with the work I had been doing for the past 14 years. Teachwell was willing to allow me to work from where I lived and still be on THEIR team to provide professional development to schools in the south central part of the state.

What keeps you motivated?

Materials I read and "what if's" presented to me by teachers

How do you hope to make a difference?

By the questions I ask and the materials presented at workshops. If all teachers leave with one new idea to present in their classroom, a small difference has been made.

Goals for the future?

Run some races (5K's) and start painting and building some barn wood projects.

What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?

My teaching experiences were spent in the Science classroom teaching hands-on Earth and Physical Science, teaching various Technology classes and Career Exploration. Master's Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis in Technology, Math Specialist Bachelor's in Physical Education/Elementary Education various endorsements.

What was your favorite subject in school?

 Business Education classes because I enjoyed the teacher!! 

People would be surprised to know that I . . .

I worked for the Forest Service and was a fire fighter and I was an umpire.