Nancy Gallavan, professor, College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, has been selected as an inaugural member of the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) and will be inducted at their 49th Biennial Convocation October 24-26, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter is a new Honorary Chapter that honors men and women who have made significant and longtime contributions to Kappa Delta Pi. They have also demonstrated a commitment to its ideals and excellence in education.
Gallavan states, “It is a lifetime honor, and I am honored beyond words to be a part of both Eleanor Roosevelt’s and KDP’s legacy.” Membership in the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter is limited to 100 living members and every biennium chapter members will assist in the selection of new members for this prestigious honor.
Gallavan has been an active member of KDP for over 20 years. She has served in many areas with KDP such as service on national committees, attendance at KDP Convocations, periodical reviewer, and many other contributions including her recent participation in the KDP Amplifying our Voices education summit in Indianapolis. The summit was formed to better serve the needs of children via coordinating strategic efforts of learning educational organizations.
Some of the points of focus of this summit included advocacy and public policy, teacher retention and leadership, and international involvement and impact. Environmental research will be conducted to determine any other organizations that need to be included in this coalition. Additionally, the attendees will write a paper to discuss the development of this summit and its future partnership goals.
Kappa Delta Pi recognizes and promotes excellence in education, provides a reasoned voice for significant educational issues, and links the learning communities of educators.