State of South Dakota  


Introduced by:    Senators Otten (Ernie), Brown, Monroe, Olson (Russell), Omdahl, and Rave and Representatives Otten (Herman) and Latterell

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring Tim Koehler, of Harrisburg, South Dakota, for being named Middle School Principal of the Year.

    WHEREAS, Tim Koehler is approaching on this twenty-fifth year in the Army National Guard; and

    WHEREAS, Tim met his wife Jennifer while majoring in Elementary Education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, and they have a son Ethan in the fifth grade; and

    WHEREAS, Tim Koehler has won the Champion Pyramid Team Builders Award; and

    WHEREAS, Tim Koehler was the principal of Beresford Middle School for two years and the Middle and High School principal for a year, as well as the principal of grades 6-12 at Hartington, Nebraska, for a year; and

    WHEREAS, Tim Koehler implemented the one-to-one iPad program, which is an evaluation system to streamline teachers' interaction, and created student-led parent teacher conferences; and

    WHEREAS, Tim Koehler was nominated unanimously by the entire staff in the Beresford School District for this award:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that Mr. Tim Koehler be honored for being named Middle School Principal of the Year.