TUNKHANNOCK — Members of the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) have been contributing items for baskets to be given to support teachers early in their teaching career. This international project of the society is called S.E.E. (Support for Early Career Educators).
The project was selected because statistics now show that early career educators are leaving the teaching profession after only three to five years. The hope is that, with strong support from long-time career educators as well as retired teachers, new teachers will commit to staying in teaching.
The most recent recipient of a S.E.E. basket of teaching supplies was Jeanette Shao, who is excited to begin her first contracted year as a teacher.
Shao is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and then Penn State University, Class of 2015. In 2014, she received Beta Rho’s Grant-in-Aid. She is currently teaching calculus and geometry at Tunkhannock Area High School.
DKG is an international society of women educators whose mission is to promote personal and professional growth of women educators and excellence in education. Beta Rho Chapter members represent Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties.