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

Taking Steps Toward Actionable Change

Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Taking Steps Toward Actionable Change

The recent past has given reason for each of us to reflect on our own awareness and actions surrounding the issues of racial equality and justice. As an organization, Alpha Delta Kappa must open a dialogue to address positive actions that will reinforce our commitment to embrace diversity and respect the value of each member.

In order to do this, an International Chapter Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is being formed. If you are interested in serving as an at-large member of this committee, please email Judy Ganzert, judygadk@comcast.net before July 1.

Read a letter to all members from our International President.
 


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World Understanding Project Proposals

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

World Understanding Project Proposals

Proposals for the next World Understanding Project are being accepted through October 1, 2020. One of our purposes, as an organization, is to cooperate with and promote worthy community programs related to educational and charitable projects and activities. Learn more... 



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The Search is on for KAPPAN Content

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

The Search is on for KAPPAN Content

The KAPPAN member consultants are looking for anecdotes from the classroom: Something that made you smile or laugh, an embarrassing moment when your face turned red, “Kids say the darndest things.” What “darndest things” have your kids said? We look forward to reading your tickling tales from the classroom; 100 words or so.

The Longest Day
Give us your best shot. Please send a photo of you or your socially distanced group participating in The Longest Day during the COVID quarantine. How did you modify your plans with the stay-at-home order in place? Pictures should be high resolution for clarity. Stories brief; 50-100 words.

Professional Articles
We are seeking scholarly professional articles to strengthen content for readers of the KAPPAN. Please consider writing an article to share with sisters or sharing an article you have already written. Think about trends in education, advancements in technology as they relate to education, leadership skill development, and significant changes in education through the years... infinite possibilities. These articles enrich our professional lives. 300-500 words.

Amazing Members
Do you know an amazing sister who has done something beyond the classroom? Write an article about her, or encourage her to write an article about herself and her experience. See Robin Miller’s article about Miss Arlene from Romper Room in the December ’19 issue, pg. 12. So much fun to read. 300-500 words. Photographs welcome.

Please include with each submission your name, S/P/N (state, province or nation), chapter, current office, or recent office and dates held. Visit LIBRARY>Publications>KAPPAN. The file submission box is at the bottom of that page.

Please know that while all submissions are appreciated, not all submissions are guaranteed to be published. Additionally, the editors reserve the right to edit and adjust as needed for spacing.

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Alzheimer's Association Summer Webinar Postponed

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

Alzheimer's Association Summer Webinar Postponed

Prior to the impact of COVID-19 this summer, the Alzheimer’s Association had planned a webinar to discover how you can help the Association further develop local connections to serve more people in your community. We’re postponing that webinar until the fall, and encourage you to pre-register to receive the webinar information. Learn More...

Since 2016, Alpha Delta Kappa members have been loyal supporters of The Longest Day and Alzheimer's Association. We have invested more than $400,000 in their mission to end Alzheimer’s and have until August 31 to turn in funds for the 2020 Longest Day. 


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COVID-19 and How AΔK is Impacted

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

COVID-19 and How AΔK is Impacted

We've all recently experienced changes because of COVID-19. This page will keep you updated on how Alpha Delta Kappa, and our events and activities, might be impacted. 

"Alpha Delta Kappa Together" Blog - A blog has been set up by the 2019-2021 International President, Judy Ganzert, for Alpha Delta Kappa members to stay connected and share their feelings, thoughts, offers of friendship and sisterhood, or other uplifting messages.

South Central Regional Conference Update - May 29, 2020

NW/SW Joint Regional Conference Update - May 27, 2020

Gulf Regional Conference Update - May 21, 2020

Southeast and Northeast Regional Conferences Update - May 16, 2020

North Central Regional Conference Update - May 2, 2020

Regional Conference Update - April 21, 2020

Member Survey Results - May 16, 2020

S/P/N Convention Update

Letter to S/P/N Presidents - March 16, 2020

Letter to Chapter Presidents - March 16, 2020

Headquarters Staff Back at HQ - May 18, 2020

Headquarters has received inquiries concerning chapter checks not clearing their banks.  Most checks will be deposited within a week or two of staff returning to the HQ building, which was May 18, 2020. Please contact headquarters@alphadeltakappa.org with any questions. 

Preparedness is Essential - March 12, 2020

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Membership Development

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

Membership Development

The Membership Development page makes available membership documents and forms all in one place for your convenience. Membership Development means promoting the benefits of Alpha Delta Kappa in terms that are meaningful to the prospective member as well as the current members. Your International Membership Committee (IMC), chaired by the International Vice President for Membership (IVPM) is composed of the seven Regional Membership Consultants (RMC) and seven Regional International Vice Presidents (IVP) serving as liaisons to the International Membership Committee. There are documents and training sessions which encourage recruitment, retention, reinstatement of members, and revitalization of chapters, while chartering new chapters and collegiate clubs.

Membership Development


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Marketplace

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

Marketplace

The new Marketplace is open!  Come visit us and shop for all of your favorite items such as badges, charms, magnets, umbrella, wallets and more. 
Proceed to TRANSCEND

For questions regarding merchandise or for assistance in logging into Marketplace, please contact Kelly Delgado at kdelgado@alphadeltakappa.org

For any questions regarding your order please contact:
Jana H. Effertz
Operations Manager
Transcend Engagement, LLC.
1205 12th Ave NW
Owatonna, MN 55060
jana@transcendengagement.com
507-213-1637

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Disaster Relief

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

Disaster Relief

Keeping up with the weather and disasters is difficult at times. Please keep in touch and let us know if you have something to be shared or reported regarding our Alpha Delta Kappa family. Let us pull together and embrace our sisters with support, love and care who are in need at this time.  What can we do?   

The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation has a line item in its budget for disaster relief. Donations can be sent to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation and you can indicate on the subject/memo line “disaster relief” or more specifically to a S/P/N (ex: Australian fires).  

Online donations may also be made through the website. When it is designated to a specific S/P/N, those monies will be sent to the S/P/N treasurer and that S/P/N Disaster Relief Committee will decide how to distribute the funds to assist our members affected. A donation with only “disaster relief” will go into the fund and be distributed as needed depending on the number of inquiries.

Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a donation statement for tax purposes in January. Thank you so much for your continued support! 

Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation
PO BOX 870567 
Kansas City MO 64187-0567
ONLY Foundation donations will be accepted at the above address. 

Disaster Relief Guidelines

A note about membership badges lost in natural disasters:  If chapters have extra badges in their badge banks, please send them to with a personal note to a sister who may have lost hers in a disaster, and we will see that they are appropriately distributed.

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