Pollock woman earns educator honors
Dr. Delores Kluckman of Pollock was inducted into the Honored Women Educators of South Dakota in Mitchell on Saturday, Aug. 9. HWE, formally know as the Annie D. Tallent Club, honors outstanding women teachers in South Dakota.
Dr. Kluckman began her teaching career in 1960 as a family and consumer sciences teacher in Madison. After several years of middle school and high school teaching, she became Assistant State Supervisor in the Utah State Department of Education and a teacher educator for the University of Utah, and later a teacher educator at South Dakota State University. She retired in 1998.
Her many professional honors include two Carl Perkins Humanitarian Awards, one each from the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education and South Dakota Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, Outstanding Service Awards from South Dakota Vocational Association and South Dakota Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, four Outstanding Vocational Educator Awards, two Outstanding Vocational Education Leadership Awards, and several other similar awards.
She serves on the Pollock Area Development Corporation, Pollock Community Foundation, Pollock Housing and Redevelopment Commission, Pollock Fitness Center, and Campbell County Economic Development Boards. For the 2001 Pollock Centennial, she chaired several committees, helped compile a cookbook, and wrote and co-directed a play.
Dr. Kluckman served on the 2004 Lewis and Clark committee in several capacities, and, in 2007, she helped promote the reorganization of the Pollock School District into the Mobridge School. She continues to serve on community service committees.
Her interests include walking, gardening, collecting cookbooks and Nativity scenes, baking, reading, and traveling.