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.
From NEA today - March 25, 2020
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Epsilon chapter met to celebrate the founders of the Society and to hear from Cheryl Steuerwald posing as Susan B. Anthony, who then introduced other significant figures from the suffragette movement of 100 years ago.
Long-time members in the news:
Ellen Dittmer (1988); Lucy Wieland (1975), Barbara Silander,and Eleanor Hauser (1972).
From the editor...
Great things are happening all over our state with DKG members!