West River Teacher Center

West River Teacher Center

The West River Teacher Center, located in May Hall, Room 119 at Dickinson State University, is an integral part of the Department of Teacher Education.

The mission of the Dickinson State University West River Teacher Center is to provide high-quality, accessible professional development opportunities for educators and to promote excellence in teaching and learning through enhanced educational services. The Center helps educators develop the tools to assist them in meeting the unique challenges of an ever-changing educational environment.

The Center is a member of the North Dakota Teacher Center Network and provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers, administrators, and support staff in eight counties of Southwestern North Dakota. It also serves as a valuable resource for Dickinson State University teacher education students.

Services provided by the Center include staff development programs; resource materials; distance learning; professional development graduate credit courses; In-Services; summer classes; study groups; updates on accreditation changes; curriculum enhancement; guest speakers, programs for students; newsletters; and referral services. These services will assist educators as they work to improve their professional lives as well as strive to reach their highest and greatest potential.

Benefits to Center members include: free use of the Ellison die-cut machine, curriculum and resource collection materials that include a variety of print materials, CD’s and learning kits that are available for checkout. The Stoxen Library resources are also available for area teachers. (See Resources Link to your left)

The West River Teacher Center hours are 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday -Friday.

For more information contact:
Director: West River Teacher Center


Administrative Assistant: West River Teacher Center

"Whoever first coined the phrase 'you're the wind beneath my wings' most assuredly was reflecting on the sublime influence of a very special teacher." --Frank Trujillo

As we begin this new academic year, administrators, educators and students are all embarking on a path of new educational experiences that will challenge, enlighten, motivate them and help them to understand that education is a journey, not a destination. Someday in the future, students today will remember a very special teacher who was “the wind beneath their wings”.