23 teacher candidates inducted into Kappa Delta Pi for teaching excellence by School of Education

The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education inducted 23 teacher candidates into Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education that recognizes and promotes excellence in education.

Twenty-three teacher candidates in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, through the Sigma Gamma Chapter of Elon University.

The initiation ceremony took place on Thursday, April 28 in Johnston Hall.

Organized to recognize excellence in education, Kappa Delta Pi elects those to membership who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards and promise in teaching and allied professions.

At Elon, undergraduate members must earn academic excellence with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.60 or higher and the recommendation of three teacher education faculty members.

The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education is proud of the following senior inductees:

Kate Batchelder, Elementary Education

Hannah Boyles, Elementary Education

Carolyn Bunszell, History with Teacher Licensure

Calli Bunting, Elementary Education

Lucy Callicott, Elementary Education

Chelsea Domon, History with Teacher Licensure

Gillian Fertig, English with Teacher Licensure

Allie Forsterer, Elementary Education

Julia Freeman, Elementary Education

Ellie Gaudin, English with Teacher Licensure

Taylor Hale, Elementary Education

Lily Horvitz, Early Childhood Education

Grace Kennedy, Elementary and Special Education

Erika Kim, Elementary Education

Rachel Leonard, Elementary and Special Education

Sarah McClelland, Elementary Education

Lana Newman, Elementary Education

Celia Skulnik, Elementary and Special Education

Jordan Stefanowicz, Elementary Education

Ashley Tatum, English with Teacher Licensure

Katherine Williams, Elementary Education

Katie Williams, Elementary Education

Chloe Yoon, English with Teacher Licensure

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, was founded on March 8, 1911, at the University of Illinois. Kappa Delta Pi is the champion for future and new teachers from campus to the classroom. They deliver guidance and solutions to the particular issues facing teachers across the United States, while maintaining a global perspective. Above all, they are a reliable and research-based source of best practices for the teaching field as a whole.

Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society about educators and for educators. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement and a vision to build thriving communities and create lifelong opportunities by providing quality, equitable education for all.