The Chiesman Center for Democracy announced on December 22nd, 2011, Ms. Rebecca Andrew as the executive director of the Civic Education programs. Previously, Rebecca Andrew served as the program assistant for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center, the Strengthening Communities Fund and the Institute for Educational Leadership & Evaluation at the Chiesman Center for Democracy, Inc.
Prior to joining the Chiesman Center, she was the Black Hills coordinator for the nonprofit advocacy organization, South Dakota Voices for Children. She also served as the mental health coordinator and advocate with Youth and Family Services’ Prenatal to Five Head Start Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota.
Major programs under Ms. Andrew’s direction will include: Kids Voting South Dakota, South Dakota Project Citizen, South Dakota Youth Congress and South Dakota’s We the People.