FACTORYVILLE — Sarah Richard, who is in her first year of teaching at Lackawanna Trail Elementary School, recently received a basket of supplies from the Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
The society is a professional honor society for women educators, with more than 100,000 members in 18 member countries. The goal of the society is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators. Richard graduated from Misericordia University with a bachelors degree in regular education Pre-K to 4 and special education Pre-K to 8. She also has a Masters degree in Education from Misericordia.
DKG International selected the support of early career educators (S.E.E.) as their project for the biennium. Suggested ways of offering that support include being available to support for phone calls and visits, helping with lesson plans and bulletin board ideas, offering advice on classroom management and parent-teacher relations and providing needed supplies.
Beta Rho Chapter has members in Susquehanna, Wyoming, and Counties and has taken on and supported this project. Members were asked to purchase supplies that new teachers at any level could utilize including day care centers, preschools, and any level of education from K-12.
The chapter will continue to collect supplies and to present them to first year teachers as one way of supporting and encouraging them.