Kimberly Dickstein, Iota Chapter, was inducted into DKGNJ last May. This month she is featured in an article in the NJEA Review. Her 10th-grade English class at Haddonfield Memorial High School was reading Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier when Dickstein found a way to relate the words on the page with the reality of so many. Be sure to read the whole article! https://www.njea.org/if-you-can-help-you-must/. She is in the local news, too! Kimberly will be recognized among 18 Camden County residents who will be honored for their unselfish contributions to improving their community at the 2019 Camden County Freedom Medal ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 23. See the article: https://haddonfieldsun.com/dickstein-to-be-awarded-camden-county-freedom-medal-3d203445c0c6
Maryann is featured on the DKG website in the Member Spotlight!
Maryann Woods-Murphy, Ed.D is passionate about teacher leadership. Her October 2016 presentation to her DKG New Jersey Alpha Chapter, entitled “Teacher Leadership Ignites New Jersey,” was based on her doctoral dissertation, “Perceptions of Highly Recognized Teachers about Approaches to Teacher Leadership.” She left Alpha members energized to lead their schools.
Read more on the website >
Claire Swanson, a member of Alpha Chapter, has been named Chair of the Membership Committee of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Claire has been a member of numerous society committees. She is also a past NJ state president, a past Alpha Chapter president, and a recipient of the Dedicated Service Award from DKGNJ.
The membership committee at the international level has a big job!
"Charged with responsibilities related to membership, this committee will study and make recommendations related to membership issues. The committee will present training sessions for state organization membership chairs, recommend women for international honorary membership and present the international necrology ceremony. Resources for chapter membership activities and suggestions to help with recruitment, retention and reinstatement can be found on the committee page. Membership in DKG provides multiple opportunities for members to make a difference in order to impact education worldwide."
One of our Lambda sisters, Jennifer Laster, recently received a Fulbright Award. Jenifer is an English teacher at Barack Obama Green Charter School in Plainfield. The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program will allow Laster to study abroad for a semester in order to learn and share ideas with other educators. This award is sponsored by the Fulbright program and the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is only awarded to 76 teachers across the U.S. Read the article on the My Central NJ website. Attached is the Fulbright announcement.
It is our pleasure to notify you that Carol Boehm of NJ’s Lambda/NJ chapter has received a Cornetet Individual Professional Development Award in the amount of $900.00. She plans to use her award to attend the 3rd Biennial FAME (Feierabend Association for Music Educators)
Conference. We are pleased that a member from your state has received assistance to enhance her professional expertise.
Please help us encourage all educators, members and non-members, who need professional development assistance to check the Foundation website for the Cornetet Individual Professional Development Award information and application. Encourage them to apply as did Carol. We
have included her contact information below hoping you will want to congratulate her personally and possibly recognize her at state convention.
Karen M. Duke, Chair
Cornetet Individual Professional Development Awards Committee
The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation
Congratulations to Argine Safari, 2017 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year and 2018 New Jersey Arts Educator of the Year, and Alpha Chapter member, is one of approximately 35 citizens to be honored with this award through the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
She will be in Finland from January - June, 2019, doing work as a Fulbright scholar. She is not sure of all the details yet as she hasn't received the full packet with information yet. She is planning a global collaborative project between our countries
From the official press release:
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
The Technology Club - firstname.lastname@example.org
Honored at the NYHS and The Corcoran Home of the Free
Avenel Middle School, Michele Contala, Advisor; Anthony Competello, Advisor
2016 WTSD Film Festival Music Award
WTSD Film Festival Best Middle School Award
2017 WTSD Film Festival Best Middle School Award
2016 Alpha Zeta State Grant Recipient
2015-2017 George Link, Jr. Charitable Trust Recipient
Yeah! We did it!
The 28th is completed for the student orientation. We will be sending it to Google Drive by Wednesday for a preview/test run. It runs 27 minutes and has many updated scenes.
Special thanks to our core student filmers/editors, Mr. Competello, and our secretaries.
We’ll finish the parent summer version omitting the principal, vice principal ,office, and guidance scenes next week.
We could not have completed this without the additional iMacs in the Media Center and to the George Link, Jr. Trust and Alpha Zeta State Grant.
They made it possible to film and edit the scenes so that they could be transferred to the master edit.
Smiles all around!
Ms. Contala and Tech Club Students
On April 18, 2018, Jessi Oliano received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the Rider University Department of Communications and Journalism. She said, "It is such an honor to be recognized by my colleagues, and to join the ranks of other distinguished alumni from the Rider University Department of Communication and Journalism. Thank you to everyone for this amazing award! Also thank you to Justin Oliano (and Gabrielle!), Bill Franko, and Martin Oliano for coming tonight to support me!"
The Boards of Trustees of The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties and the Bergen-Passaic Arc Foundation request the honor of your presence at the dedication of The Arc's CHILD & Family Center building in honor of Betty E. Hoehne. Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2PM, 3 Post Road, Oakland, NJ
Betty is a member of Kappa Chapter.
Lora Durr, Gamma Chapter, is receiving an award.
Check out her website!
On behalf of the National Art Education Association, it is my great honor to inform you that you have been selected by your peers to receive the Eastern Region Middle Level Art Educator Award.
The award will be presented to you during the 2018 NAEA National Convention in Seattle, WA, at the Division Awards Ceremony, Thursday, March 22, 4:00 - 5:50 pm, Ballroom 6ABC, Level 6, Convention Center.
Kathy Duse will follow up in the next few days with a press release form for your use with local press.
There is no greater testament of your exemplary contributions to the field of visual arts education than being chosen for this prestigious award. Your colleagues throughout the United States and abroad join the NAEA Board of Directors in applauding your leadership, commitment and service to the profession.
I look forward to seeing you in Seattle and congratulating you in person!
Deborah B. Reeve, EdD