State Alliances: South Dakota


MAPLE, the Midwest Alliance for Professional Learning and Leadership, joined the LFA in December 2009.

Mission Statement

MAPLE is a collaborative community of educators focused on professional development for teaching, learning, and leadership. The purpose of MAPLE is to establish a collaborative structure for continuously improving education systems by building capacity of educators and other constituents.


For more information, contact The Learning First Alliance/South Dakota Chair:

Mr. John Swanson
Deputy Director at Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE)
1925 Plaza Blvd.
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1876