UNION COUNTY — The local chapter of an educational society recently initiated new members and also served up food and words of wisdom to the Union County School District’s newest teachers.
Delta Kappa Gamma, Sigma Chapter held its annual initiation ceremony on Monday, Aug. 28 at Foster Park Elementary School. The chapter initiated the following six new members during Monday’s ceremony:
• Ashley Anthony
• Lynn Austin
• Nicole Gardin
• Sherri Callahan
• Christy Latham
• Jana Moore
According to its website (www.dkg.org) Delta Kappa Gamma “is a professional honor society of key women educators in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Japan.” The website states the mission of the society is “to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.” It further states that vision of the society is to have “leading women educators impacting education worldwide.”
The website describes a Delta Kappa Gamma “key woman educator” as being:
• A potential leader
• Able to bring out the best in others
• Responsive to feedback
• Results oriented
• A conceptual thinker
• Motivated to make a difference
In addition to initiating new members, Delta Kappa Gamma helped welcome the Union County School District’s newest teachers, serving them sub sandwiches at the Union County Career and Technology Center on Tuesday Aug. 29.
While serving up the sandwiches, Delta Kapp Gamma members Lisa Morrow, Sally Palmer, and Jan Thompson shared the wisdom they’d gained over the years as teachers with the new, first year teachers who are beginning their careers as educators in Union County.
Serving up sandwiches and wisdom to new teachers is one of the many service projects Delta Kappa Gamma performs each year. Other service projects performed by the Sigma Chapter includes collecting and distributing canned goods to the communities of Union County; collecting and distributing supplies for students; providing scholarships for future education majors; and holding an annual “book brunch” to promote children’s literacy and to benefit other chapter charities. The members do this as they continue to serve the school district, their schools, and their students like the key women educators they are.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.