Hi! My name is Douglas Tschetter and I was born in Huron, SD on July 28, 1954. I will let you do the math. I grew up on a farm south of Doland, SD where I attended grades K-12. Doland is a small town in eastern South Dakota right in the middle of a triangle that could be drawn from Watertown to Huron to Aberdeen. There were 31 in my graduating class and our mascot was the Wheelers. The Minnesota Rouser was our school song and our most famous alumni is Hubert Humphrey. I am glad that I grew up in a rural area and attended a small high school.
After graduation from high school, I attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. I majored in speech and minored in English. I was involved in many theatre productions and participated in forensics. The last two years of college I spent many hours working as well. I also decided to take the education block. I student taught in Brookings and was sold from that point on. I graduated from SDSU in 1976 and took a teaching job at the first school I interviewed at when it was offered. I taught in Highmore, SD for two years before moving to Milbank, SD, where I have been since 1978. I lived in an apartment for 3 years and then purchased a small house where I lived happily for many years. On June 1, 2000 I moved to a different house that supposedly had more room. But if that is the case, why did I throw so much stuff out and still fill up the new house?
I teach English classes (which include speech) as well as debate classes at MHS, home of the Bulldogs. I also coach debate and individual events, oral interpretation, and student congress. I also am advisor to the local National Forensic League chapter and have been awarded the Fifth Diamond degree by the NFL. I am proud of the fact that not many coaches in the history of that national organization have received that honor.
My parents recently moved off the farm and into a home in Huron, SD. I have three sisters. All graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Janelle taught at Aberdeen Roncalli but presently works in the Aberdeen area as part of the Education Improvement Plan in the state; Peg teaches in Canton; Laurie works at Camp Friendship near St. Cloud, Minnesota. I have two nephews, Adam and Justin. Adam graduated from medical school in Missouri, and Justin finished law school at USD. They now reside in Minneapolis. Justin and Laura were married in 2006 on Adam's birthday.
You can tell some of my interests by looking around my website. I do love to play on the computer and can spend hours and hours talking with friends from all over the country.