Swigart, Nicole (RCAS) CEO 5x7x300dpiNicole Swigart


Phone: (605) 394-4031
Email: nicole.swigart@k12.sd.us




Sheila Reber

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: (605) 394-4031
Email: sheila.reber@k12.sd.us

Shirley Fletcher

Shirley Fletcher

Board of Education Clerk

Phone: (605) 394-4031

Please contact Shirley at shirley.fletcher@k12.sd.us if you wish to provide Invocation at the Board of Education meeting or have any questions regarding the Board of Education.

Our Vision

RCAS strengthens community through education, communication, appreciation, and celebration. 




Welcome to the Superintendent page of Rapid City Area Schools.


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Nicole Swigart 1991 SHS 

I have worked for Rapid City Area schools for more than 34 years. I am excited to serve the entire district and community in the role of RCAS Superintendent.

Serving as the RCAS Superintendent for the 2023-2024 school year means I am tasked with leading the district forward. Rapid City Area Schools plays a vital role in the community, and I am thrilled to work with the BOE, Community, and RCAS staff to make this year great. I have 4 areas of focus for this school year: Communication, Appreciation, Education, and Celebration.

This year the district is going to strive to communicate better throughout our organization and with the community. RCAS is going to focus on appreciating all the fantastic employees that work for the district. Families, students, and the community will also see and feel the appreciation we have for being given the opportunity to teach and serve the children. Education will continue to be a primary focus. Our Instructional Framework, commitment to PLCs, and focus on making educational gains with all students guides our daily work.

RCAS will also be making the choice to celebrate by looking for the positives daily. We live in a wonderful community and work with fantastic students. There is always something good happening in the district.

Please join us this year as we communicate, appreciate, educate, and celebrate.

I encourage you to reach out to me with anything that should be celebrated. I also make time to meet with community members to hear from them; please email if you would like to have coffee or a pop and talk about RCAS.



Nicole Swigart



During Nicole Swigart’s tenure, the Rapid City Area Schools she

  • Served as a substitute teacher.
  • Taught English, Reading, and Drama at Stevens High School
  • Coached and advised numerous clubs and activities.
  • Served as Teacher of the year 2006-2007- RCAS, Region 7, and SHS
  • Acted as an Instruction Coach for district High Schools
  • Worked as an Administrator 2010-2022


Nicole Swigart welcomes emails from employees and community members. Please email her at