South Dakota Secretary Of Education To Retire In December After Six Years

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Dennis Daugaard announced that Secretary of Education Melody Schopp is retiring in December.

Schopp oversaw the department throughout the “Gear up” scandal which centered around a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme and a murder-suicide investigation into the Platte family. She also helped with improving teacher pay in South Dakota through a half-cent sales tax hike.

Schopp has served as Secretary of Education since 2011.

Her last day will be on December 15th.

 

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