Nicole Keegan | SD EPSCoR STEM Teacher Leaders

Hello, my name is Nicole Keegan. I teach 7th grade Life Science and an 8th grade Engineering Science elective at East Middle School in Rapid City, SD. I went into teaching because I love learning about Science and all that it can do for the world. I enjoy guiding my students as they are doing the work of learning Science in my classroom. I work to make lessons engaging for all of my students regardless of ability. The challenge of this is what makes me continue to love teaching science and work as a teacher leader in our state. 


  • SD Content Standards Workgroup
  • Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and International Research Experience for Teachers (IRET)
  • National Board Certification and New Teacher Mentor
  • SD Science Framework Project
  • Science and Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings Lesson Creation Workgroup
  • SD Science Framework Workgroup
  • National Board Certification and Re-certification
  • Milken Award Winner (2011)