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Kappa Delta Pi

2011 Ace of the Ace Award WinnersKappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was founded March 8, 1911 at the University of Illinois. Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa Delta Pi elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions.

Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society of, about, and for educators. Selection is based upon:

  • high academic achievement,

  • a commitment to education as a career

  • a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession

Kappa Delta Pi has approximately 55,000 active members. Each member's name is recorded permanently at Society Headquarters, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the name of the initiating chapter. The Marian University School of Education initiated its first Kappa Delta Pi chapter, Alpha Alpha Tau, on Sunday, April 28, 2002 in the Ruth Lilly Center. Forty one members were initiated at that ceremony.

Currently Marian enjoys active participation in its KDP chapter. In 2011, the chapter earned the ACE of the ACE (Achieving Chapter Excellence) Award at Kappa Delta Pi’s 48th Biennial Convocation recognizing it as best of all entries. 

Initiation Requirements (undergraduates)

  • phase I completion

  • minimum 3.00 GPA

Initiation Requirements (post baccalaureate)

  • participant in one of Marian’s MAT programs

  • minimum 3.25 GPA

  • recipient of teaching license upon graduatio

2013-14 Kappa Delta Pi Officers

President: Jordan Ahmay
Vice Presidents: Sarah Osburn and Mary Lutz
Treasurers: Chelsea Leeuw and Sylvia Denice
Secretaries: Lara Kuczmanski, Andrew Bault and Noelia Gonzalez
Historians: Katie Kirchner and Jessica Skrobul
Foundation Representatives: Katie Barrett and Sarah Patterson
Membership Chairs: Kenda Christy and Rachel Garzon

Fall 2013 Schedule

Wednesday, September 4, 5-6:30 p.m., Fiesta/ Call-Out Meeting – Join us in MH004 for some Mexican food, then go outdoors for the piñata and festivities. KDP’s mission will be explained and we will sign up for Pen Pals for this semester.

Thursday, September 12, 4:30-6 p.m., Phase 1 Help Session and Pinterest Night – MH 004.  Members will be sharing advice and Phase 1 portfolios with interested students from 4:30-5 p.m. Then everyone is welcome to bring their computer or iPad to the meeting at 5 p.m. to share some of your favorite Pinterest ideas.

Thursday, October 10, 5-6 p.m., Substitute Teaching Workshop -  MH 004. Dr. Susie Beesley will be sharing some tips for serving as a substitute teacher. Sub sandwiches will be served.

Wednesday, October 23, 7:15 p.m. - nine people leave for convention in Dallas and return on Sunday, October 27 at 4:25 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6, 4-5 p.m.  KDP will team up with CMFK to facilitate activities with the students from Holy Angels School.

Thursday, November 14, 5-6 p.m., Professional Development Program John Wolf from the Indiana Department of Education will be speaking on technology available to help teachers. Please bring your laptop to this meeting -  MH 004

Monday, November 18-Friday, November 22 – Silent Book and Puppet Auction – Various locations around campus.   Support KDP by buying some books and puppets for your future classroom or for Christmas gifts.

Friday, November 22, Time TBD, Pen Pal Party Meet the student you have been writing to all semester!

Wednesday, December 4, 5-7 p.m., Relaxation Night  -- Beach Theme– MH 004  Enjoy some snacks and crafts as we relax together before finals week.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Susie Beesley
KDP Advisor

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