About Me

Title 1 Reading & Math  /English Second Language Teacher                         

Janice Poppen


Education:                       Hamlin High School  1982

                                          Bachelor of Science Degree from Dakota State College  1985

Teaching Experience:    2008 - present  DeSmet Public Schools  (Title I Teacher / ESL Teacher/ Classroom Teacher)


                                          2005 - 2008  DeSmet public Schools / Willow Lake Public Schools   (Substitute Teacher)                                                                                        

                                          1987 - 1997 Huron Public Schools  (4th Grade Teacher)

                                          1985-1987  3rd & 4th Grade Teacher; Carthage, SD  

                                                    (3rd & 4th Grade Teacher; K-6th Music)

Professional Objective:   To help students develop to their fullest potential

                                           To prepare students academically, as well as socially, to become productive citizens in our society.

About Me:

  My family is a wonderful gift.  My husband, Luke, and I live on a farm northwest of De Smet.  We have been blessed to have 4 daughters Amanda, is a registered nurse at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.   Kelsey, a senior education major at Dakota State University, is student teaching in Colman, SD.  Shannon, a freshman at MNSU in Morrhead, MN is majoring in physics and astronomy.  Kristen is a junior at DHS .  We are proud of them and enjoy spending time following their various sports and music activities.  When home we enjoy playing board games and watching movies and of course with 4 girls shopping in the malls!

Some of my hobbies include cheering on my daughters  in their activities, scrap booking, gardening, taking our dogs for a walk, and baking.