JISD educator receives recognition

Terri Stretcher, a member of Lambda Rho chapter of The Texas State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, has been selected to attend the 2017 Leadership Seminar held in Frisco at the Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel, February 17-19, 2017. Women are selected for this seminar who exhibit potential for leadership in their classrooms, their communities and the world. Only 30 women are selected every 2 years for this training.

Topics covered during the seminar include dynamic introductions, behaviors of successful leaders, the four domains of leadership strength, knowing their own leadership strengths, how to grow people, what followers need, hope and optimism of leaders, and many strategies for working with organized groups. Terri was selected for this honor for her work in the Society, abilities as a professional educator, and involvement in her community. 

The TSO Leadership Seminar was established in 1993 and more than 350 women have been selected since that time to attend this weekend seminar every two years. It is an honor to be selected as a member who already has many skills for leadership roles. Established in 1929, in Austin, Texas the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International defines its mission as promoting professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. This organization of key women educators provides numerous benefits, including scholarships, grants and stipends for research, special projects, presentations at professional meetings, opportunities to write for a juried/peer reviewed publication, as well as participation in community service projects that benefit education and make a difference in the lives of women, children and youth.

Leadership Seminar committee chair, Dr. Jo Murphy, praised the selected participants saying, “The cultural diversity and networking within the group will promote learning opportunities. These women already possess many skills of leaders. The goal of this seminar is to empower them to use existing skills and to gain new leadership skills that can be used in their current educational roles as well as future work.”

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