Educators participate in convention
More than 1,000 key women educators attended The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International’s 87th Texas State Convention June 23-25, 2016, at the Frisco Convention Center in Frisco, Texas. Local educators attending the convention from the Lambda Rho Chapter were Dr. Liz Spears, state communications/publicity committee member; Terri Stretcher, outgoing chapter president; and Peggy Clayton, incoming chapter president. Dr. Spears is head of the math department, student council sponsor, and testing coordinator for Jacksboro High School. Terri Stretcher is the Jacksboro Middle School counselor. Peggy Clayton is the business CTE teacher and FBLA adviser at Jacksboro High School.
Awards and recognitions the Lambda Rho chapter received included Tudor Rose for increasing membership, ASTEF Scholarship Honors, ASTEF Leadership Trailblazers, Eula Lee Carter Memorial Fund Contributors, Exemplary Yearbook, and Five Star Newsletter Award.
Topics of more than 70 breakout sessions offered over three days ranged from current education trends to education legislation, global to societal issues, and health issues to educational travel.
Founded by Dr. Annie Webb Blanton in 1929 at the University of Texas in Austin, Delta Kappa Gamma has 75,000 members in 17 countries. This honor society promotes the personal and professional growth of women educators and excellence in education. Learn more at www.dkg.org.