Kelly Herbster
Board Member
  • Board Member

Kelly Herbster is from Stillwater, MN.  She graduated from Stillwater High School in 1987. She graduated college from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1991 with a B.A. in Elementary Ed. and a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction along with a middle school endorsement in 1995.  She has 30 years of experience as an educator.  She’s taught 2nd grade, 6th & 7th grade Language Arts, and 6th grade Math in the White Bear Lake School District in Minnesota prior to coming to Vermillion, as well as coached high school cross country & track. 
Kelly taught 4th grade at St Agnes for 13 years and is now an adjunct professor in the education dept at USD. Kelly’s husband, David, is the Athletic Director for USD, so they are huge Coyote fans!  They have three daughters:  Morgan, a Sanford nurse in the NICU in Sioux Falls; Kasey, a senior at Concordia University, St. Paul; and Leah, a senior in high school, with plans to be a student athlete at Simpson College in Iowa.
When she’s not spending time with her family or attending USD athletic events, you will find her watching her daughters play soccer, basketball, or running track. In the past, Kelly has been a Girl Scout Leader, Rec & Club Soccer Coach, member of the SD Race for the Cure Committee,  Vice President of the VYSL, Coordinator for Vermillion’s Girls on the Run, confirmation teacher, as well as currently serving on the Dakota Hospital Foundation Board. 

"Being a part of the Dakota Hospital Foundation Board has allowed me to be involved in our community in a different way.  It is rewarding to be a part of an organization that looks to help make people's medical visits positive experiences and also supports important programs in our community."