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Shane Thill

Second Chance Director & Assistant Principal

Shane Thill has been the director of Second Chance since its inception in 1993.
Shane is also an assistant principal of Mitchell High School.  

Motto:  Educating the mind without the heart is no education.

BS in History with minor in Geography in 1991 from South Dakota State University.

Masters in Educational Leadership in 2004 from the University of Sioux Falls.

Specialized courses in Student Behavior, Motivation, and Success as well as Classroom Management and Poverty.  

Shane is a member of the National Alternative Education Association and the National At-Risk Educational Network.  

2016 National Life Changer of the Year Winner


Darrel Anderson


Quote:  We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.
         -Peter De Vries-ote:  

Darrel Anderson has been teaching High School Math, and Computers in Mitchell, SD since 2004. Darrel is the Second Chance Database Manager and Website Advisor.  He is currently the past Mitchell Education Association Past President.  Darrel was the MHS Teacher of the year for 2021-2022.

BS (1986) in Mathematics with minor in Computer Science (1987) from South Dakota State University.

Masters in Education with emphasis in Teaching and Leadership (2009) from SouthWest State University, Marshall, MN.


Jasmin Vant


Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

BA (2014) in History Education from Dakota Wesleyan University with minors in Spanish and music.
Endorsements in Secondary History.

Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Learning, Teaching and Leadership. (2019) Southwest Minnesota State University.

Alumni Medal of Scholarship in Education from DWU
Alumni Medal of Scholarship in History from DWU
DWU Future Teacher's Organization Local Leader Award

Jasmin joined the Second Chance High Staff in the fall of 2015 coming from a year of teaching at the Mitchell Abbott House. Jasmin teaches the Social Studies classes at Second Chance High.



Heidi Cap


Heidi has been teaching at Second Chance High since the fall of 2021.

Quote:  Be who you were meant to be, and you will set the world on fire. 

                      ~Catherine of Sienna~

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Science from Mankato State University, Minnesota.



Lisa Neugebauer


Motto:  "Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the courage to continue that counts."  
                - Winston Churchill ​

Lisa Neugebauer has been the Second Chance High School Language Arts instructor since 1996. Lisa was selected as the Mitchell High School 2013 Teacher Of The Year and Mitchell District 2013 Co Teacher Of The Year.  

Lisa is the Second Chance Newsletter advisor.

BA Education – 1997 Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SDBA Special Education – 2003 Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD

Masters of Science in Education (M.ED): Leadership and Administration – 2005 Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD - Emphasis in Reading and Literary

Endorsements in Secondary English, Literature, Speech

Dakota Writing Project/Digital Writing Project


Pat Moller


Motto:  There are really only two things in this world that you can control...your attitude and your effort.

Pat Moller is returning to the high school after teaching four years at the middle school.  He will be with Second Chance High one block each day.  Pat has been with Second Chance High since 2013.

BA (2002) in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from Dakota State University in Madison, SD.

Masters in Education with emphasis in Teaching and Leadership (2009) from SouthWest State University, Marshall, MN.

Endorsement in Driver's Education from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD.

Pat was the Mitchell District and South Dakota 2012 Teacher Of The Year.  


Emily VonEye

Para Educator

Emily VonEye is the Para Educator at Second Chance.

Quote:  Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yoruself.  ~George Bernard Shaw~

Education:  Associate of Applied Science Degree from MTI.

Licensed Foster Parent.  Adopted 3 children in 2011 and 3 more in 2020.

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