In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 1

After 24 years of service, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris is leaving his office. He's joining the Children's Home Society of South Dakota as their Director of Collaborative Excellence.  Chief Jegeris has been a frequent guest on In the Moment, often joining us to talk about aspects of community policing. Today he joins us for a look back at a changing profession and a look ahead at the new work at hand. 

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

More than 9,500 public school teachers work within South Dakota’s boundaries. Some spend more time with kids during the week than parents. State Secretary of Education Melody Schopp says the community should elevate teachers with dignity and respect. SDPB’s Kealey Bultena begins our discussion about attitudes in teaching with Schopp, who says teaching is a noble profession.

The secretary leads the department of education, and teachers themselves say they struggle with the way people outside of education view their work.