Julie McAreavey, M.Ed.

Associate Vice President for Continuing & Professional Studies

Julie McAreavey earned her B.S. degree from Dakota State University in Business and English Education. Ms. McAreavey taught high school business and English at Montrose Public School from 1989 through 2000. She was hired to be the coordinator of field experience in the Fredrikson School of Education at the University of Sioux Falls in the fall of 2000. She earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from USF in 2002. She researched and wrote the M.Ed. in Teaching program, which was implemented in 2004. Ms. McAreavey became the chair of education in 2009. She and her husband, Vernon, live near Humboldt, S.D., where they farm and ranch in Minnehaha, McCook and Lake Counties. Their children include Christina (Jeff) Benson, Jason (Sarah) McAreavey and Andrea (Nate) Jones. They have 9 grandchildren.


  • B.S., Secondary Business/English Education, Dakota State University, 1978
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Sioux Falls, 2002

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Higher Education personnel, from both private and state teacher preparation programs, meet a minimum of twice each year to discuss education training, certification, practica, state and national education policies. The chair or dean of education from every institution belong to this organization. Representatives from the South Dakota Department of Education and other advocates usually attend.

Service/Volunteer Work

Parish Council, St. Patrick's Catholic Church

This council works with the parish priest to act as a resource and advocate for the parish.

St. Patrick's Altar Society

This group is responsible for serving lunch at funerals, cleaning the church and hall and raising funds for service projects.