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

Disaster Relief

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Disaster Relief

9/17/18: At this time, we have heard of members suffering damage to property, but, thankfully, we have not heard of any members suffering personal injury. Our sisters have been, and are being, affected by natural disasters in multiple locations. Let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this time as they assess their damage and work to move forward. There are many agencies who are moving to get supplies and assistance to those in need according to news reports. 

Keeping up with the weather and disasters of this magnitude 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 HQ written to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation and you can indicate on the subject/memo line “disaster relief” or more specifically to an S/P/N (ex:  Louisiana flooding).  Online donations may also be made through the website. When it is specific to a 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. 

A note about membership badges lost in natural disasters:  If chapters have extra badges in their badge banks, please send them to International Headquarters (1615 W 92nd St, Kansas City, MO 64114) 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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2018 Chapter Officers' E-Packet

Posted On Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Chapter Officers' E-Packet

Following is a list of helpful resources for your chapter. If your chapter president does not have access to the website, please support her by sharing this with her. 


Calendar's - Officers' and General  
Pearls of Achievement Program 
Scholarships and Grants 
Update Your Chapter Roster Online 

Chapter Needs Assessment (CNA) 
2019 Membership Campaign 

The Chapter President and Chapter Treasurer should have received the H-138, Member Payment Record (Billing form) and supporting documents via email August 29-31. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder if it doesn't appear in your inbox. If neither had an email address, the forms were mailed USPS. 

Cover Letter
H-138, Member Payment Record (Billing form)
Contact Info for your S/P/N President and S/P/N Treasurer
C-1, Annual Chapter Reporting Form and Audit
990-N IRS E-Postcard filing


Contact Us 
International Headquarters Staff is available to assist you with your questions, concerns and need for assistance. Please feel free to contact us for all of your AΔK needs! Our HELP tab has all of the latest info you need to navigate the International website.

Chapter Meetings 
AΔK Month/Founders Day Central, Ceremonies Booklet, Chapter Program Ideas, Distinguished Program Award (DPA), Fraternity Education, Fundraising Ideas, Pearls of Achievement Program, Recruitment/Reinstatement/Retention, Sample Chapter Meeting Agenda, Etc.

Chapter Documents and Forms 
H-103, Membership Application; H-114, Annual Chapter Highlights Summary Form; H-133, Report of Initiation Form; H-154, Petition for Reinstatement; H-151, Chapter Form for Prospective Members; Chapter Needs Assessment (CNA); Chapter Altruistic Report Form; Etc.

Scholarships and Grants
Regional Professional Development, Regional-Mini, Fine Arts Grants, Excellence in Education Award, Classroom Grant, Etc.

Clip Art, The Lamp of AΔK Song, Poems, Publications, AΔK Websites, Documents and Forms, Directory, Etc. 

General and Guiding Documents and Forms
International Bylaws, Handbook, Membership Development Manual, Etc. 
Chapter Supplies and Brochures (Available to Order) 
S45 "Real Life Connections for Today's Members" Brochure, S44 "Big Opportunity" Purse Size, AΔK International - Windows of Opportunity, Etc. 

Official Badges, Jewelry and Gifts, Etc. 

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Introducing the 2018-19 World Understanding Project: TEACH TOO

Posted On Thursday, August 23, 2018

Introducing the 2018-19 World Understanding Project: TEACH TOO

TEACH TOO requests grant funds to construct transitional housing for 48 older teens to enable them to finish their education and learn an occupation. According to Haitian law, children residing in licensed orphanages cannot remain after the age of 18. As a result, older students have had to leave the Imagine Missions orphanage without the skills or abilities required to be independent and successful. Transitional housing with occupancy limited to two years or less enables these students to finish their most important goal—completing their education. Imagine Missions will mentor these students and assist them throughout this process.

Funds will be donated to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation this fall, winter and spring, and TEACH TOO will receive the funds at the 2019 International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The target amount for the project is $50,000.

You may donate online (on the website under "Foundation/Donations") OR
Mail your donation to:
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation
PO BOX 870567 
Kansas City MO 64187-0567

Please note "TEACH TOO" in the special instructions box on the online donation form or in the memo line of the check.  Thank you so much!

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2018 ITE Invitation

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 ITE Invitation 

The International Teacher Education Board (ITE) cordially invites you to participate in the ITE Weekend activities on Friday evening November 9, and Saturday, November 10, 2018. A Cultural and Educational Exchange including ITE scholarship recipients, ITE Board members, International Chapter, and Alpha Delta Kappa members will be held at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park KS, this year.  The program will begin at 3:00 P.M. Schedule of ITE Weekend

Upon the conclusion of the afternoon activities, we will be enjoying a dinner and social interaction.  If you plan to attend either of these activities, please complete the reservation form and return to Headquarters by October 1, 2018. An online reservation form is also available. 

Alpha Delta Kappa has reserved rooms for the ITE Weekend at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel, 10800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 451-8000.  Inform them you are an Alpha Delta Kappa member and would like our room rate.  Transportation, accommodations, meals and entrance fees are the responsibility of each member.  Click here to make your Alpha Delta Kappa group rate reservation at the Overland Park Marriott.

We look forward to seeing you.  Please contact me with any questions you might have.


Sandy House
Alpha Delta Kappa
ITE Board Chairman
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2019-2021 International Candidates

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2018

2019-2021 International Candidates

Applications for International Office are now available.

2019-2021 International Candidates

Download Cover Letter to Candidates 

The official application form must be submitted.  

It can be submitted as an online form

It can be downloaded as:
A Microsoft Word document 
A Rich Text Format file, which can be used with Text Edit for the Mac

The Signature Form can be downloaded as:
A Microsoft Word document 
A Rich Text Format file, which can be used with Text Edit for the Mac 

Information must be limited to the space provided. Please type in the Times new Roman font – size 9 point.

Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Candidates must email their application with the online candidate’s form on or before November 1, 2018 to Chairman Ginger Modla at Candidate information and photo will be printed in the April 2019 KAPPAN.

A candidate is not permitted to change the office for which she has applied.

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Do you have Fund Development Experience?

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2018

Do you have Fund Development Experience?

We need YOU for the 2019 International Convention!

Please contact Meeting Coordinator Annie Griffin,

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