Red Cloud Staff Honored for Decades of Service

posted on May 07, 2013

On Friday, May 3, faculty and staff from Red Cloud Indian School joined together at the Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City for the 2013 Staff Banquet to honor the dedicated employees who have continually worked so hard for the institution.

After a special welcome by Red Cloud President, Fr. George Winzenburg, SJ, attendees joined their colleagues for dinner. Before awards were presented for 5, 10, 20, 25, 40, and 45 years of service, staff was treated to a slideshow and video presentation highlighting their work.


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“I started out as a Teachers Aid and bus driver here 10 years ago! It’s been a long road to today, but it was worth it! I have grown to appreciate the value of serving others and of a quality education. Education can help you see the world in a different way and that is something that is needed on the reservation.”

                                                                 -Ron Kills Warrior, Counselor
                                                                                        10 Years of Service 

“Every Christmas, my father asks me: ‘Come fall, will you be putting your nursing degree to use?’ And every time I respond, ‘Maybe...’ as I think to myself, ‘why would I ever leave such a wonderful place?’  It is a joy to come to work every day and learn a little bit more about each one of these kids.”

                                                                 -Bryan Steinher, Math Teacher
                                                                                        5 Years of Service 

“The most encouraging and exciting development I have recognized at Red Cloud is our commitment to giving back to the community.  With the recent developments such as the Economic Development Initiative, Lakota Language Program, and partnerships with National Parks and SD State University, Red Cloud has been able to provide increasingly positive substance and growth to our organization while also contributing to the future success of the local community and tribal members.”

                                                                 -Alberta Eagle, Community Relations Coordinator
                                                                                        10 Years of Service