The Delta Taulk

February 1, 2016

Volume 4, No. 3




Mission Statement:

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

President's Column

Happy New Year!

We are excited about the idea of expanding our chapter with new members!

I’ve been thinking…… would be nice for us to have a forum…a place to share innovative

teaching ideas and practices. This would be a network of ideas/pictures/resources that would benefit all educators. If you have an interesting idea or innovative approach to teaching that you’ve recently discovered, let’s share it! I’ll start….something I’ve begun hearing and seeing more of in the articles I’ve been reading concerns students standing or even have an array of options for learning: from bean bags, to bar stools, to rocking chairs, to sitting crisscross applesauce on the floor, to standing. Ever thought about that?? Ever considered allowing your students to chose where they will learn and how they will learn daily? Maybe ever day would be different.

Here are two articles that I recently read concerning this topic:

_classroom_trend.html (Standing Desks May Be the Next Classroom Trend).

And (Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks).

Neat idea, see what you think!

An awesome opportunity exists March 13-15 in Raleigh, NC. The NC Reading Association

Conference is an outstanding conference full of extraordinary sessions. I'm hoping to attend myself. Learn more about this conference at this website if interested:

Look forward to seeing everyone on the 4th!

Heather Self, President

401 Johnsfield Road Shelby, NC 28150 704-692-4266

Windy Bagwell....February 5

Marlene Bennett....February 6

Julienne Hambright....February 14

Lindsay Walker....February 16

Connie Savell....February 24

Hilda Leonard....February 26

Margaret McGinnis....March 3

Delta Tau Meetings 2015-2016

Please check to see when your committee is responsible for the program!

2/4-Finance at Marion Elem., 4:30 PM

3/3- Leadership Dev. at Lily Bean, 4:30 PM- Social Gathering

4/5- Orientation of New Members, Sponsors and Potential New Members

4/14- Membership at Marion Elem., 4:30 PM Initiation and Installation of new officers

Chapter Deadlines

February 4 Nominations Committee presents slate of officers for 2015-2017

February 4 Recognize chapter members with 5, 10, 25, 35 years

February 4 Vote on new members

Membership News

The Membership Committee would like to thank all who submitted names for membership!!! We will vote on these names at our February 4th meeting. Please plan to attend!! Orientation for our new members will be April 5th and Initiation will follow on April 14th!! Looking forward to meeting all our new members!!

Marlene Bennett

News from Leadership Development Committee

Delta Kappa Gamma Eta State Convention is going to be here soon! I highly recommend

every member of Delta Tau to experience the convention and see how this society fosters

the leadership and development of key women educators like you! Delta Kappa Gamma Eta State Convention allows you to:

  • meet and build relationships with members of many different chapters across the

state of North Carolina

  • celebrate accomplishments of individuals and chapters across the state of North


  • learn valuable information about the history, purposes, and mission of Delta Kappa


  • collaborate with local organizations and support projects in the field of education

  • participate in professional workshops and breakout sessions focusing on four

strands (Technology, Teaching and Learning, Personal Growth, and Delta Kappa

Gamma Society)


Our social will be on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at LilyBean's Micro-

Roasted Coffee in Shelby. The Program will be sponsored by the Leadership

Development Committee. More information to come SOON! We hope that you plan

to be there!

Elizabeth Ellis Crowder

Global Awareness News

At our January meeting members learned that Angela Jenks and Lori Sutherland

dropped membership due to conflicts in their schedules. Both of these ladies were

members of the Global Awareness Committee. New member Stephanie Pasour was

asked to serve as Chairman of this Committee and she accepted.

Please remember to bring your dimes/change for our three projects to the February 4th

meeting. We are collecting them for Beginning Teachers, Schools for Africa, and World


100 Challenge Chapter Update

Our chapter has collected $230 of the $300 that our members pledged. We have several

members who had not pledged to make donations of $70. Members have been contacted that still need to make pledges. Please give your donation to Connie Savell.

Please make checks to: The North Carolina Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation

State and International Dates

February 1 Lucile Cornetet Award for Professional Development Applications due

Apr. 22-24 Eta State Convention, Twin City Quarter, Winston- Salem (Region IX)

July 5-9 International Convention, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Pre-Conference Workshop

Region IX is planning a pre-convention Personnel Growth event. Look for details in the February edition of Eta Data.

Convention Registration Now Open

Be among the first to register for this year’s convention in Winston-Salem. The

registration form is now on the convention webpage in both Word and PDF formats. Early bird deadline is April 1.

Banquet and brunch meal ticket deadline is April 15 (hotel deadline). Materials may not be

available to persons who register after April 1 or on-site. Everyone must register, including

ones assisting during the convention.

Mail your registration form to Convention Treasurer Chris Waters by April 1. Contact

Convention Registrar Carolyn Coram with any any questions at

Make Hotel Reservations Now!

Information for making room reservations at the convention hotel, the Marriott, is under the hotel link at Rooms are $119, single or double, plus taxes. Deadline for the group rate is March 22, and as in the past, rooms will go fast, so register early. There is a separate charge for parking in the city deck.

Convention Project Announced

Region IX has chosen to collaborate with Dreams and Kitestrings of Wilkes County for

the 2016 Convention Project. The mission of this local organization is to provide women and children the wings to soar by giving financial assistance to help achieve their educational, athletic, and career aspirations. Dreams and Kitestrings provides financial assistance to students and teachers, funds classroom grants and sponsors educational events, such as author visits and free sports camps. It is a volunteer-lead non-profit, with all donations going directly to support projects.

In 2016 Dreams and Kitestrings will focus on two projects Little Free Libraries, which

provides enough books to set up classroom libraries in elementary schools across the county, and the Book Fair Project, which provides funding for impoverished children to select and purchase books at school book fairs.

DKG members can help by donating books for school-age children, Barnes & Noble gift

cards, and bookmarks, and making monetary contributions. Checks should be made out to Dreams and Kitestrings. If you wish to donate to a specific project you may note Little Free Libraries or Book Fair Project on the bottom of your check. Dreams and Kitestrings is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. Read more about Dreams and Kitestrings at

Submit a Program Ad

Chapters and individuals can support the convention and show their DKG

pride by placing an ad in the program booklet. Honor or memorialize someone, brag on your chapter activities or members, recognize accomplishments, or even welcome attendees. Read more ideas and find the form at

Forms and ad copy should be submitted by March 31 to Nancy Tunstall at 664 Cole Farm Road, Warrenton, NC 27589 or Prices did not in-crease this year and are listed on the form.

New This Year during Eta State Convention

Presidents Reception

Everyone is invited to network and enjoy fellowship at a Presidents Reception of light hors

d’oeuvres and punch before the Saturday evening banquet. There is no charge for this event, but please indicate if you are attending on the convention registration form. A cash bar will be available.

Add to Your New Calendar

Presidents Take Note: Now that you have your 2016 calendar out, remember to add the New Chapter Officer Training to it, and as you plan for new officers in the spring, remember to share the dates with your newly elected officers.

Presidents, treasurers, membership chairs, Education Excellence chairs are invited to the

trainings. More details and registration forms will be provided soon, but for now, mark the date that is closest to you on your calendar.

Wilson, Friday, June 24

Asheboro, Saturday, June 25

Black Mountain, Tuesday, June 28

Technology Tip

Students Developing Technology for Students

Are you looking for ways to get students ready for a chapter test? If so, try Gojimo. Gojimo is a study app developed by a student for students. Gojimo offers thousands of free practice test for students of high school age. Students can find practice tests for topics in science, math, history, geography, economics, and language arts. This app is available free on any iPad or Android and free on any web app.

Lindsey Walker

Delta Tau Officers

President-Heather Self

Vice President-Lindsay Walker

Secretary-Valerie Boyd

Treasurer- Hilda Leonard

Parliamentarian- Dr. Linda Hopper

Newsletter-Windy Bagwell