Tuesday, May 06, 2014

UIS Teacher Education honor society inducts members

The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education chapter at the University of Illinois Springfield inducted six new members during a ceremony on May 3, 2014. Kappa Delta Pi recognizes scholarship and excellence in education.

Teacher candidates initiated in the honor society, which represents the top twenty percent of educators, were Erin Clinch of Glasford, Kelly Fitch of Peoria, Davina Frazier of Dunlap, Amy Hemphill of Beardstown, Scott Summers of Waverly, and Laura Zulauf of Springfield. Dr. Traci Van Prooyen, assistant professor of Teacher Education at UIS, conducted the ceremony.

Kappa Delta Pi, established in 1911, fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. It is comprised of 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members.

Dr. Jennifer Gill, the new superintendent of Springfield Public School District 186 was the guest speaker for this year’s event.

Teacher Education is a department in the College of Education and Human Services at UIS. The Department currently offers licensure in teaching at the elementary level as well as teaching at the secondary level in the areas of English, mathematics, chemistry, biology, history, political science, and sociology/anthropology.

For more information about the honor society and recipients, contact Traci Van Prooyen at 217/206-8532 or tvanp2@uis.edu.

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