Creative solutions for getting together - thank goodness for Zoom! Omega installed new officers at our final "meeting" of the year on May 30. Thank you to all who made it happen!
Members of Omega chapter got together this morning via a Zoom conference call to go over the agenda for their final chapter meeting of this year coming up. Stepping up to the challenge of keeping up with technology!
Marla Glover, Theta Chapter has been awarded $10,000 toward her doctorate by the DKG Society International. The scholarship was named for past Indiana State President ( and International President) Dr. Edna McGuire Boyd.
Marla is at Purdue University in the College of Education working on a PhD in Physics Education. She is currently working on a research project on STEM integration in Middle School Science curriculum and tutoring future teachers in mathematics and science courses. Her research interests lie in classroom discourse and professional development for teachers. Marla also works nationally as a QuarkNet Fellow providing professional development and working on developing curriculum activities in physics that use High Energy Physics data form the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. She retired from Rossville High School to work on her PhD.
Kim is a past president of Epsilon Chapter. She currently serves as second vice-president and as chair of the legislative committee. She earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Spanish from Indiana State University and was the first person in her family to attend college. She grew up in a house without running water, but excelled in school. Her dream to become a teacher grew in order to provide other children with the opportunities that public school teachers provided for her. She began her career as a Spanish teacher at South Putnam High School and taught for 16 years before taking the opportunity to become a UniServ Director with the Indiana State Teacher’s Association. She now works with teachers, secretaries, and custodians in 35 different public schools across Vigo, Sullivan and Knox Counties with nearly 2000 members. Her primary job duties are to bargain contracts, assist with struggling teachers in the classroom, and lobby the legislature for funding and positive laws for public schools. She is currently working on a PhD at Indiana State University in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology.
A few years ago she ran for State Representative in Indiana House District 44. She works with both the Greencastle League of Women Voters and NAACP as their education liaison and is very active with Pride groups as a straight ally to ensure that LGBTQ students and staff are treated well in schools. Her life plan includes finishing her PhD by 2022, working in education for another 10 years, and then run for Mayor of Greencastle.
She is the proud mom of an adult daughter and son and foster parent to two nephews, ages 10 and 12.
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