Londa Richter has over 20 years experience in public school education, professional development, and training. Her passion is to instill the value of social responsibility into the lives of young people. Through TIE she manages the Dakota Character Research Grant for South Dakota, is the South Dakota State Schools of Character (SSOC) State Coordinator and has developed a passion for spreading the word about character education. Contact Londa at

Description of Presentation
Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. When asked about your favorite teacher, is it the subject/grade level that you remember or the character of the individual? Teachers who successfully connect with students are able to get students excited about learning. Teaching character education comes from modeling responsibility, ethics and respect. Come and find out how to turn character education into higher achieving students.

Videos Shared During Presentation:
Father Involvement - PSA
Charlie bit my finger
Smartest Kid in Class
Rudy told he just can't do it.
Amazing Softball Story