Alpha Delta Kappa Builds Educational Excellence, Altruism
and World Understanding Through Fellowship

Why Become a Member? Membership Benefits

  • Friendship, support and association with professional peers
  • Honor and recognition of professional achievement
  • Professional and personal growth and development opportunities
  • Informative publications and peer-reviewed publication opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities and training
  • Extensive members-only website
  • Scholarship and travel opportunities
  • Group insurance programs

Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. But, perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha Delta Kappa provides is the opportunity to make a difference. Around the world, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of heartwarming, community-based altruistic projects.

In the past two years alone, Alpha Delta Kappa members have given nearly 12 million dollars in monetary and other gifts, nearly 2 million dollars in scholarships and have provided more than 2 million hours of volunteer service to their communities.  Opportunities for professional and personal networking abound in Alpha Delta Kappa.  From state/provincial/national conventions and regional conferences every even-numbered year to International conventions every odd-numbered year, talented women educators gather to share ideas, fellowship, recognition and support.  Alpha Delta Kappa conferences and conventions feature informative and inspirational seminars by some of the most effective and renowned speakers today.

More than 29,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa — opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, for personal and professional growth and for collectively channeling their energies toward the good of their schools, communities, the teaching profession and the world.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa has more than 1,200 chapters located in towns and cities in every state in the U.S., and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.




AΔK Announcements

Meet Alpha Delta Kappa's New Executive Director!

Posted On Friday, June 11, 2021

The International Executive Board is delighted to introduce our new Executive Director, Christi Smith! We feel Christi will bring experience, insight, knowledge, skills and a fresh perspective to Alpha Delta Kappa. Christi has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience and has served on the Early Childhood Recommendations Panel for the Children’s Cabinet, Kansas Strong Workgroup and as Vice Chair to the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness. She also has designed and taught management courses for American Public University Systems.

Click here to read an introduction letter from Christi.

Many thanks to the Executive Director Search Committee, chaired by Barbara Stanfield, and committee members Ruth Ann Griggs, Mollie Acosta, Marie Hurst, Bev Card, Ann Quinlan, Barbara Kramer and Bob London for their work in evaluating potential candidates and recommending their top candidates.

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World Understanding Project Voting Open to All Members

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2021

Voting is open through June 30, 2021, 12:59 p.m. EDT (midday). To review a copy of the projects being considered, click here. Additional information is available at the organizations' websites.

1.  C.H.E.A.R

2.  R.I.S.E. –

3.  Sewing Seeds of Hope

TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS BALLOT, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Voting Center by clicking here

  2. Use your A∆K Member ID (This may be found on your profile page in the Directory or on your KAPPAN mailing label.)

  3. Follow the specific instructions and click "submit."

For technical assistance with the voting process, please contact Laura Lechner at (913) 424-9540 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday. For questions regarding your membership or voting guidelines, please email

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Election Results

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The election results  for the International Altruistic Projects and International Officers are now available.
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2nd Credentials Report

Posted On Friday, May 28, 2021
With 1,348 certified delegates and 84 alternates, the Second Credentials Report (May 20, 2021) is now available. Click here.
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1st Credentials Report

Posted On Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Registration for International Convention is closed. With a record number of attendees (1,854 total registrations, 1,341 delegates and 85 alternates), voting begins Monday, May 17. To review the 1st Credentials Report, click here .

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Regional Zoom Meetings Q&A

Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2021

More than 750 Alpha Delta Kappa members participated in the six regional Zoom meetings. Visit the International Convention page of the website for details of these meetings. You will be able to download the slide show, the Questions Asked and Answered document, and charts you may use for your personal information and/or to review during a chapter meeting. These documents will be posted on A∆K CONNECT  as well.

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Editorial Corrections to Proposed International Bylaws Amendments

Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Appreciation goes to our Hawai'i sisters who found two typos in the International Convention Guidebook, 2nd edition. Editorial changes for two proposed amendments are necessary but do not change the intent of the proposed amendments. The following corrections will be made to the 3rd edition of the Guidebook, which will be posted April 15. 


Please note the following corrections in your current copy:

    •  #2 Conforming amendment (page 49) should be Article VI rather than  IV

    •  #17 amendment (page 59) should reference page A19— 18 rather than 16 in the current International Bylaws.


Click here  for a revised copy of the Proposed Amendments to the A∆K Bylaws, Amended 2019.

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Play Along With Heart and Solstice

Posted On Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Put Your "Heart and Solstice"  into Alpha Delta Kappa's fight against Alzheimer's disease on June 20, 2021.
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