Sandy Bennett, Beta Phi, shared her experiences of a recent trip to Sierra Leone where she conducted teacher training in reading comprehension strategies for K-5 teachers in the Madina Village School. Sandy spent the first two weeks of their term working with students and modeling strategies so teachers could see them in action. She shared the economic situation, needs and goals of Sierra Leone, and how hopeful the parents were to see their children being educated during the Rebel War when 1200 schools were destroyed and they were unable to be educated themselves. Sandy received a travel grant from DKG Indiana to help finance her trip.
photo courtesy of Nancy Hoff
Beta Phi welcomes new members
In addition to initiating two new members, local celebrity Patty Spitler spoke to the group about her challenges with deafness from Meniere's disease and her love for her pets leading to her work with Pet Pals TV.
Beta Phi chapter is actively working to support early educators in Hendricks County. After circulating sign-up forms to the elementary schools, nineteen women responded. One teacher from each of the four districts (Plainfield, Danville, Avon, and Brownsburg) was chosen to receive materials collected and a stipend for other things they might need. The excitement abounds!
submitted by Sandy Bennett, Beta Phi president
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Great things are happening all over our state with DKG members!