ShaneThill Director of Second Chance

Shane Thill

Second Chance Director & Assistant MHS Principal

Shane Thill has been the director of Second Chance since its inception in 1993.

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.  

Member of the National Alternative Education Association and the National At-Risk Educational Network.  

2016 National Life Changer of the Year Winner

Lisa Neugebauer - English

Lisa Neugebauer

Second Chance Language Arts Instructor

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.  

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

Darrel Anderson - Math

Darrel Anderson

Second Chance Math Instructor

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 at Second Chance High since 2004.

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.

Pat Moller

Second Chance Math Instructor

Pat Moller - Math

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

Pat has been with Second Chance High since 2013 and MHS since 2003.

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.  

Heidi Henle

Second Chance Science Instructor

Heidi Henle - Science

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.

Anthony de la Torre

Second Chance Social Studies Instructor


Anthony de la Torre is the Social Studies Teacher at Second Chance High. Anthony joined Second Chance in the fall of 2022.

Quote: "We only know what we know until someone knows better"-Chance the Rapper

Education: Bachelor of Art in History Education from Dakota Wesleyan Univeristy.

Emily VonEye

Emily VonEye

Second Chance Paraprofessional

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.

Jeff Sand

Second Chance Language Arts Instructor

Jeff Sand - Language Arts

Motto: "I never lose. I either win or learn." - Nelson Mandela

Quote: "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you to everywhere."
- Albert Einstein

Jeff Sand joins the Second Chance Staff this year (2023) teaching Language Arts.

Education: Bachelor of Science - Mass Communicatons - Public Relations & Minor in Psychology from
Minnesota State University - Mankato

Project SELECT Teaching Certification Program - Black Hills State University
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction - Black Hills State University

Technology Integrationist Certification

Fun Fact - I was the mascot at MSU-Mankota (Stomper)