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South Dakota Discovery Center Board of Directors Announcement of Executive Director Resignation & Search

22 Jan 2020 12:25 PM | Anonymous

The Board of Directors of the South Dakota Discovery Center of Pierre is announcing

the resignation of their Executive Director, Kristie Maher. Maher’s resignation goes into

effect on February 1, 2020.


According to Board President, Zach Parsons, Maher has been with the SD Discovery

Center for nearly twenty-four years. She started as a museum educator then was

appointed executive director in 1999.


The Board has begun an executive director search and plans to have an executive

director in place by the spring of 2020. For more information, visit the SDES Job Openings page. Dr. Rhea Waldman, current education director

for the SD Discovery Center, will serve as interim executive director.


The SD Discovery Center is a science center with the mission of providing a continuum

of science opportunities that spark exploration and new discovery at every age level.

This mission is accomplished through a hands-on exhibit hall, science workshops for

youth and educators locally and statewide, citizen science opportunities, science

curriculum enrichment services to schools, science communication training for

professional scientists. 



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