Savanna Bice | SD EPSCoR STEM Teacher Leaders

Hello there! My name is Savanna Bice and I am a 6-12 science teacher at Andes Central in Lake Andes, South Dakota. As if teaching didn’t keep me busy enough, I also coach football cheerleading. Andes Central is in an athletic co-op for football with Dakota Christian, Armour, and Tripp-Delmont so I get to work with lots of girls from different schools! I have my B.S. in Environmental Science from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!!), a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Dakota, and am currently working on my Masters in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Black Hills State University.

I live and teach on the Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux) Reservation. I have spent all 7 years of my teaching career working in this high needs rural community. I am very passionate about the education of our Native youth and am constantly striving to provide the most culturally cognizant instruction possible.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Marion Filbrandt Award recipient
  • Member of the South Dakota Science and Math Leadership Committee
  • Member of the Wolakota Project/Courage to Teach
  • 2017 NASA Summer Research Experience in Geospatial Technology and Climate Change→ internship at Haskell Indian Nations University
  • SEPA Advisory Board Member
  • National WWII Museum Teacher Institute participant