Ms. Mara Cawein, Instructor II, and Dr. Nancy P. Gallavan, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, co-counselors of the UCA Pi Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) traveled to Dallas, TX, in October for the 2013 International Convocation with chapter members Ashleigh Castles, Starla Ritter, and Tasha Seerey. Together they presented a well-attended session titled: Connecting with Parents: What They Want. Their presentation was based on two years of research that chapter members conducted, organized, and previously presented at the state Collegiate Middle Level Association Conference and the Arkansas Curriculum Conference.
Dr. Patty Phelps, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, who serves on the KDP International Education Foundation Board, also presented a session with Ms. Cawein titled: Handling the Elephant in the Room: Leading to Achieve National Certification.
Dr. Gallavan presented two sessions titled: Access with Finesse to Impress for Success and Connecting in a BIG Way through TEAMwork. In her role as the 2013-14 President of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Dr. Gallavan awarded the KDP/ATE National Student Teacher of the Year at the Celebration Dinner. Additionally, Dr. Gallavan was recognized as a 2013 initiate of the newly-founded Eleanor Roosevelt Honorary Chapter of KDP International. This chapter was named for Eleanor Roosevelt because of her belief in human rights, her energy and compassion in serving people, her involvement in community service, and her commitment to educating youth.