Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is selected and approved by the Board of Regents. The Council meets three times a year and offers assistance and support to the Superintendent and the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Advisory Council Members

  • Marie Ivers, School District, (Chairperson)
  • Virginia Miller,  South Dakota Association of the Blind (SDAB), (Chairperson Elect)
  • Hilary Filler, SDSBVI Faculty, (Secretary)
  • Dawn Brush, Community Leader
  • Rich Crawford, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
  • John Emmett, Lions Club
  • Kate Kosior, South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library
  • Danielle Savick, Parent (on-campus student)
  • Julie VanDover, SDSBVI Outreach Vision Consultant
  • Kelly Weismantel, Northern State University (NSU)
  • Ronda Williams, Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI)
  • VACANT, Parent (outreach student)
  • Regent Jim Thares, SD Board of Regents (ex-officio)
  • Dan Trefz, SDSBVI Superintendent (ex-officio)