Welcome Back CoffeeGoal  
To facilitate the bridge between education and business for the promotion of economic development.  

2016 Strategic Plan

  • Business Educator Expo (next one scheduled January 30, 2015!) – Expose business and education to one another in a business to business setting.
  • Host New Teachers Luncheon
  • Host Welcome Back Coffees
  • Academic Awards Banquet – recruit businesses providing scholarships. 
  • Explore New Program Suggestions
  • Leadership Yankton – Program designed to give a snap shot of leadership as it applies to the greater Yankton community.

New Teacher Luncheon  Monthly Meeting
  Meetings are held the first Tuesday
at 4 p.m. at the Yankton Chamber &
Visitors Center Conference Room,
803 E. 4th St. Meetings held in March,
May, July, August, Sept., and Oct.



2016 Chairperson
Dr. Jennifer Johnke, Yankton School District 63-3


Committee Members
Sheri Duke, Southeast Job Link, Inc.
Todd Dvoracek, Yankton School District 63-3
Jan Garrity, Yankton College
Lauren Hanson, United Way & Volunteer Services
Deb Jensen, Lincoln School
Dr. Jennifer Johnke, Yankton School District 63-3
Dr. Susan Kalsow, Mount Marty College
Tiffany Kashas, Lewis & Clark Behavorial Health Services, Inc.
Wayne Kindle, Yankton School District 63-3
Kay Koliner, Webster School
Carey Mitzel, Yankton School District 63-3
Rita Nelson, Avera Education & Staffing Solutions
Jennifer Powell, Yankton High School

Sheryl Rehurek, Lincoln School
Josh Svatos, Regional Technical Education Center, Inc. (Board Liason)
Kristi Tacke, Mount Marty College
Lydia Wentworth, State Farm – Rhonda Wesseln
Michelle Zentmire, Beadle School

For more information or to join the Education Committee e-mail or call (605) 665-3636.  

  • (800) 888-1460
  • (605) 665-3636
  • 803 E. 4th St.
  • Yankton, SD
  • 57078