Hello! My name is Mrs. Slykhuis and I am a 5th grade teacher. I grew up right here in Tea!  I went to college at South Dakota State University.  After college, I taught in Des Moines, IA for a year before coming to the Tea Area School District.  I am excited about several changes being made in the fifth grade this year!
    My husband, Clark, and I live in Mitchell with his two boys, Cayden and Tryce, and we welcomed a new baby into our family in May.  Paxton Curtis was born on May 23rd and has brought so much joy into our lives.  I just love being a new mommy.  Cayden is 14 and Tryce is 12. They are both involved in a lot of activities, so they keep us very busy! I also have a Morkie named Mazy that is quite the mama's girl!  She likes to think she is in charge much of the time! I am very close with my siblings and their families, and my parents, who all live right in the Tea area. 
    Our Wedding    The boys at the wedding  Mazy
    Paxton Paxton
    I enjoy being active. Some of my favorite things to do are going on walks, working out, and playing volleyball.  I love listening to music.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy going out to eat, reading a good book, watching sporting events, and of course, shopping! I love warm weather and being outside!!

    I'm excited for another fun-filled year of learning. 

    If you have any questions feel free to contact me at sarah.slykhuis@k12.sd.us.