Local teacher organization looking for members

Published 12:24 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

The North Carolina Delta Kappa Gamma Society is currently working to contact past and present members and to recruit new members.

Members of the Gamma Beta Chapter (Polk and Rutherford County women educators) are reaching out to past members from other chapters now living in the Foothills, as well as seeking out new members who wish to be a voice of influence to empower North Carolina women educators.

This growing chapter will soon celebrate its 50th year of actively supporting other women educators through mentoring and fellowship, as well as scholarship and leadership opportunities. 

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Throughout its 50 years in Polk and Rutherford counties, the Gamma Beta Chapter of NC DKG has supported mentorships for teachers during their first five years of teaching as well as given grants and scholarships for continuing education and professional development.

In the past, it has given ‘Continued Education’ grants to Isothermal Community College students pursuing certification in Early Childhood and Preschool Education. On a state and national level, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society awards scholarships for advanced degrees, promoting the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

There are numerous projects supporting educational advancement for women and girls, including the commitment to the rights of women as students and educators. These include the ‘Schools in Africa’ program; Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council; and our Supporting Early-career Educators program.

For more information, contact retired Polk County teacher and current chapter President  Jacqueline Brown-Williams at jacque.greyhavenfarm@gmail.com or Dr. Lindsay Walker, principal at Cherokee Charter Academy, at lwalker@cherokee.education.    

 

Submitted by Jacqueline Brown-Williams