South O'Brien School District

Mission:
Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Coming together as ONE, we are South O'Brien.

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Mission: Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Mr. Kiley Yates

Classes I Teach:

  • World History
  • Introduction to Social Science (Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Economics)
  • American History II

Course Outlines:

Sports I Coach:

  • Boy’s Basketball

I’ve been at South O’Brien since: 2006

Hometown: Piedmont, South Dakota

High School Graduation: 1988

  • Brown High School, Sturgis, South Dakota

Colleges Attended:

  • Black Hills State, Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota, Bachelor of Science, Education, Composite Social Science, 1994
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, Master of Arts, Athletic Coaching Education, Summa Cum Laude, 2014

Hobbies:

  • Current Events
  • Reading
  • Following Sports
  • Traveling

Favorite Inspirational Quote

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life through conscience endeavor” – Henry David Thoreau

Classroom Resources: 

  • www.cnn.com/studentnews
  • www.icivics.org

My wife, Melanie and our son, John Gray!

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