SPEARFISH — Sarah Heilman, director of special education in the Spearfish School District, was recently recognized for the award of Outstanding South Dakota Special Education Director of the Year.
Heilman was nominated by her peers in the district for the award.
South Dakota CASE (Council of Administrators of Special Education) sorts through the nominations to find the most-worthy candidate to be recognized as Director of the Year.
“I was so shocked,” Heilman said. “ I never thought I would win an award like that. It’s just such a big honor, and there’s so many directors around the state that deserve it and work hard.”
“Sarah Heilman is very, very deserving of the award. Probably a long time coming,”