Committees

  • Arts & Humanities Jury

    The International Communications and Publicity Committee stresses the international scope of the Society, supports and reviews state organization and chapter websites, encourages professional content on state and chapter websites, assists with editor and webmaster training at regional conferences and emphasizes the importance of public and member relations at all levels through the development of a public relations plan.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:
    1. Support members in their communication efforts and development by creating relationships and learning communities.
    2. Serve as a resource for those creating diverse ways to conduct leadership training.
    3. To encourage members to network globally through DKG online communities.
    4. Provide guidance for marketing.
    5. Provide guidance for the use of social media.
    6. Expand and promote use of DKG resources.

    Goals for Arts & Humanities State Organization Liaisons:
    1. Promote the DKG Arts & Humanities Gallery to members.
    2. Encourage members in your state organization to submit their creative work to the Gallery.
    3. Recognize members in your state organization whose work has been selected for the Gallery.

    Suggestions for meeting goals:
    a. Write articles for your state organization newsletter and website
    b. Submit your own work
    c. Use state organization communication channels to contact chapters to inform members of the Gallery and the submission periods.
    d. Publicize members whose work has been selected for the Gallery, for example, at state organization meetings as well as in local newspapers and educational publications.
    e. Present a breakout session at your state organization convention and/or promote the Gallery at a general session.
    f. Assist with the Arts & Humanities Jury’s breakout session at a regional conference if contacted by an Arts & Humanities Jurist.
    g. Become familiar with Arts & Humanities Jury documents that can be found on the jury webpage. They include:
    -Submission procedures
    -Categories/Subcategories
    -Judging rubrics
    -10 Steps in submitting
    -Artwork Application Form (available at the beginning of an application period)
    -Q & A’s
    -Logos
    -PowerPoints


    Jackie Thomas

      Chair NE

    Natalie Eustace

    SW

    Donna-Faye Madhosingh

    NW


    Sandra Petrucelli-Carbone

    NE

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Victor Trisnadi

    Director of Technology

  • Communications and Publicity

    The International Communications and Publicity Committee stresses the international scope of the Society, supports and reviews state organization and chapter websites, encourages professional content on state and chapter websites, assists with editor and webmaster training at regional conferences and emphasizes the importance of public and member relations at all levels through the development of a public relations plan.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:
    1. Support members in their communication efforts and development by creating relationships and learning communities.
    2. Serve as a resource for those creating diverse ways to conduct leadership training.
    3. To encourage members to network globally through DKG online communities.
    4. Provide guidance for marketing.
    5. Provide guidance for the use of social media.
    6. Expand and promote use of DKG resources.


    Stacey Chicoine

      Chair SW

    Kristin Helga Gudmundsdottir

    EU

    Susan Kuenzel

    SE


    Eileen McNally

    NE

    Mary Zirkelbach

    NW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Dr. Judith Merz

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Constitution

    The Constitution committee receives proposals for amending the Constitution and the International Standing Rules, makes recommendations for changes to the Administrative Board and presents approved proposals to the international convention for vote. Notification of proposed changes to the Constitution and the International Standing Rules must be published no later than the March/April issue of the DKG NEWS. Following the international convention, the committee will confirm that the Constitution, International Standing Rules and Handbook are in concordance. The parliamentarian serves as a consultant.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:
    Correlation to the 2015-2025 Strategic Plan appears in the parentheses following each goal.

    1. Encourage members and committees to submit proposed amendments to the Constitution and International Standing Rules, no later than, October 1, 2017.
    (SP 1.C.3.a. State Organization sustainability; SP: 1.C.4. Define the organization: Structural and Cultural elements (internal and external); SP: 1.C.5. Promote the use of Society resources available to members; SP: 4.A.1.b. Publicize message through media venues: DKG News, website, Collegial Exchange)
    2. Receive, prepare, and present proposed amendments to the Constitution and International Standing Rules.
    (SP 1.C.3. a. State Organization sustainability; SP: 1.C.4. Define the organization: Structural and Cultural elements (internal and external); SP: 1.C.5. Promote the use of Society resources available to members)
    3. Provide guidance to state organizations as they develop amendments to state bylaws and policies.
    (SP: 3.B.3. Offering mentoring opportunities; SP: 4.A.2.b. Review governing documents; SP: 4.A.1.b. Publicize message through media venues: DKG News, website, Collegial Exchange)
    4. Support state organizations with tools to conduct Society business.
    (SP: 2.C.2. Provide opportunities for interaction and engagement between and among diverse member populations; SP: 3.B.3 Offering mentoring opportunities; SP: 4.B.3.a. Regular communications with all members; SP: 4.A.1.b. Publicize message through media venues: DKG News, website, Collegial Exchange.)


    Cathy Daugherty

    SE

    Kathleen Boyer

    SW

    Barbara J. Clausen

    NW


    Gitta Franke-Zoellmer

    EU

    Louann Shrader

    NE

    Dr. Gwen Simmons

    Parliamentarian SE

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Dr. Judith Merz

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Editorial Board

    The Editorial Board shall uphold standards of high quality in evaluating manuscripts for the Bulletin. Actions of the Editorial Board shall be reviewed by the Communications & Publicity Committee and referred to the Administrative Board. Please send your Letters to the Editor, online feedback and other comments to bulletin@dkg.org.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. To develop strategies to increase members’ understanding of the purpose, processes, and use of the Bulletin: journal and magazine
    2. To collaborate with other committees and boards of DKG to increase communication and encourage submissions to the journal and collegial magazine
    3. To work with HQ to find ways to improve the marketing and archiving process of the Bulletin on the website
    4. To explore accessibility to the Bulletin
    5. To refine use of GTM, Dropbox, and interactive rubrics
    6. To monitor response to calls for submissions
    7. To develop a webinar regarding the submission process for publications
    8. To investigate alternative submission processes
    9. To propose amendments to simplify DKG governing documents relative to the Bulletin

    Dr. Judith Merz

    Bulletin editor NE

    Dr. Kolbrun Palsdottir

    2016-2020 EU

    Dr. Barbara Perry Sheldon

    2014-2018 SE


    Dr. Nora Pollard

    2014-2018 NE

    Dr. Margaret A. Trybus

    2012-2016 NE

  • Educational Excellence

    This committee shall promote programs and projects for excellence in education. The committee shall identify long-term and short-term programs and projects that focus upon topics adopted by the Society. The committee shall support programs of action that promote the personal well-being, intellectual growth, and global awareness of women educators; encourage a focus on the arts at international conventions, regional conferences and state organization conventions and develop strategies that will enable chapters to encourage members to become leaders.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    A. Empowering women through leadership opportunities

    1. Empower leaders to impact policy and people worldwide.
    2. Validate and support members’ passions and talents to lead.
    3. Inspire, mentor and strengthen members’ growth as leaders.

    B. Engaging educators in purposeful programs and projects

    1. Provide resources for local programs to involve members in policy discussions on education.
    2. Impact educator retention through support for early-career and all educators.
    3. Collaborate with DKG Forums to empower members in impacting educational legislation, policy and pedagogy.
    4. Provide strategies and resources for the integration of programs and projects that provide personal and professional growth, including but not limited to the visual and performing arts.

    C. Creating global involvement

    1. Encourage programs/activities that advance increased awareness of and involvement in changing global issues
    2. Promote participation in DKG/UN relationship, including but not limited to the Schools for Africa project.
    3. Collaborate with educational, governmental and social agencies to promote literacy, cultural, and social integration of refugees and migrants.

     

    Cynthia Moore

    Chair NW

    Steinunn Armannsdottir

    EU

    Patti Belknap

    SW


    Dr. Teri Cox

    SE

    Patti Jenks

    SW

    Janny Kisteman

    EU

    Dr. Debra LeBlanc

    NE

    Virginia McChesney

    SE


    Lochie Musso

    UN/NGO Representative NE

    Lisa Olson

    NW

    Donnis Poe

    SE


    Marilyn Spedding

    NE

    Maureen Watt

    NW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Nita Scott

    Membership Services Administrator

  • Educators Award

    The Educators Award Committee is charged with the responsibility of selecting an appropriate book as winner of the annual Educators Award.
    The committee recognizes women authors whose educational research and writing potentially impact the thoughts and actions of today’s complex society. The Society presents an award of $2,500 to the author(s) of a book selected by the committee.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. To read, evaluate, and select the Educator Award winning book(s) to receive the annual Educators Book Award.
    2. To publicize the annual award title and books of interest inside and outside the Society.
    3. To collaborate with other International committees to enhance personal growth and professional experiences of educators.

     

    Elaine Warwick

    Chair SE


    Elizabeth Barzdukas

    SW

    Sally Nyhus

    NW

    Ann Todd

    NE

    Anh-Dao Tran

    EU

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Nita Scott

    Membership Services Administrator

  • ETH Leadership Fund

    This committee, named in accordance with the will of Eunah Temple Holden, administers the fund income after Executive Board approval of recommended projects. They recommend specific uses of the interest earned on the fund to the Executive Board for authorization.

    Karen Crumley

    Chair NE


    Dr. Vicki Tigert Davis

    SW

    Janice Moen

    NW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Dr. Judith Merz

    Interim Executive Director NE

  • Expansion

    The responsibilities of the Expansion Committee are to initiate and sponsor units of the Society in countries where no organization of the Society exists and to support and strengthen all existing state organizations.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. Advise any state organization(s) interested in sponsoring a new state organization.
    2. Focus on the need for vitality and sustainability of all state organizations.
    3. Advise existing state organizations in the installation of new chapters.

     

    Rachel Gasperson

    Chair SW


    Dr. Andrea Morris

    NE

    Kathy Patton

    NW

    Beverly Smith

    SE

    Monica Tengling

    EU

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Nita Scott

    Membership Services Administrator

  • Finance

    The Finance Committee is an elected committee responsible for supervision of the Society's financial affairs.
    Committee members prepare the budget, present to the Administrative Board for review, present to the Executive Board for adoption, establish guidelines for the corporate secretary regarding investment of all funds and provide for an annual audit by an external certified public accountant.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. Impart information about DKG finances to all members.
    2. Prepare the 2018 - 2020 Available Fund Budget and recommend adjustments for the 2017 - 2018 budget.
    3. Review Available Fund income and expenditures quarterly.
    4. Review the annual audit of Society funds.
    5. Review and make recommendations to the Constitution Committee for changes in the DKG Constitution and International Standing Rules.

     

    Patricia O'Connell Buckley

    Chair NE


    Dr. Beverly Hall

    SE

    Kathrin Hodgson

    EU

    Sharon Vinson

    NE

    Gisela Baronin von Engelhardt

    EU

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Services Administrator

  • Golden Gift Fund

    The Golden Gift Fund was established in 1979 to commemorate the Society's 50th anniversary. When money is available, interest from investments and contributions are used to finance the Leadership Management Seminar.

    The Golden Gift Fund Committee administers the fund income after Executive Board approval of recommended projects. The Golden Gift Fund Committee determines guidelines for use, recommends projects to the Executive Board and determines criteria for selection of Leadership Management Seminar participants.

    The next Leadership Management Seminar will be held at the University of Texas in Austin, TX, 2018.

    Joanne Gregory

    Chair NE


    Nancy Jay

    SE

    Debra Johnston

    NW

    Ingibjörg Jónasdóttir

    EU

    Susan Perkins

    SW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Nita Scott

    Membership Services Administrator

  • International Speakers Fund

    Reaching across borders, the International Speakers Fund facilitates exchange of Society speakers among member countries and helps to unite women educators of the world.

    Members submit an application to become a speaker by September 15. Once received, they are on a selection list for two years. State organization presidents review the list and apply to the committee for funding to bring the speaker to them.

    Speaker applications are available to download, July 1-September 15. Twice a year a state organization president may request an International Speaker, electronically only. Request for speaker from state organization presidents are now due November 10 and May 10. The interactive applications are found on the Forms page under applications.

    Established in 1982 to celebrate 30 international years of DKG, the International Speakers Fund Committee promotes cultural understanding. This committee administers the International Speakers Fund program according to the guidelines in the International Standing Rules. The committee meets to consider applications to become an ISF speaker and to review requests from state organizations for ISF speakers. Interest from the ISF Fund is used to provide travel expenses for ISF speakers.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. SUPPORT MEMBERS, (How? Impacting personal and professional development),
    2. PROVIDE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES, (How? Sharing, learning much about other localities, and creating personal connections that contribute to inter-cultural awareness and acceptance of diversity),
    3. DEVELOP LEADERS, (How? Sharing knowledge and providing opportunities that contribute to empowering women), and
    4. BUILDING RESOURCES, (How? Providing human and information resources from which chapters and states can draw to enhance the learning experiences of members).

     

    Bjørg Nakling

    Chair EU


    Linda Navorska

    SE

    Aurora Vignau De Zambrano

    SW

    Joan Wolfe

    NW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Services Administrator

  • Leadership Development

    Composed of one member from each region plus a chairman, members plan a leadership development conference for state organization presidents and new executive secretaries preceding each regional conference. The committee plans and implements leadership sessions for state organization and chapter presidents held at the international convention.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. Provide leadership development training for state organization presidents and executive secretaries at all five regional conferences.
    2. Promote a discourse of leadership with members throughout the Society using multimodal communications.
    3. Collaborate with other international committees in implementing the Society Strategic Plan.
    4. Contribute web-ready resources that may be used in a virtual, 'Leadership Library' for the benefit of members.

    Dr. Lace Marie Brogden

    Chair NW

    Sheila Groves

    SE


    Dr. Ingrid Stjernquist

    EU

    Kay Stuart

    NE

    Dr. Julia C. Van de Water

    SE

    Jeannette Zúñiga

    SW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Dr. Judith Merz

    Interim Executive Director NE

  • Membership

    Charged with responsibilities related to membership, this committee will study and make recommendations related to membership issues. The committee will present training sessions for state organization membership chairs, recommend women for international honorary membership and present the international necrology ceremony. Resources for chapter membership activities and suggestions to help with recruitment, retention and reinstatement can be found on the committee page. Membership in DKG provides multiple opportunities for members to make a difference in order to impact education worldwide.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. Develop a Communication Strategy
    2. Cultivate a Plan for Content Development
    3. Implement a Member Engagement Plan
    4. Create Meaningful Connections

     

    Connie Rensink

    Chair SW


    Carrie Frye

    SE

    Margarita Hanschmidt

    EU

    Karen Shelton

    NW

    Claire Swanson

    NE

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Nita Scott

    Membership Services Administrator

  • Nominations

    The International Nominations Committee is responsible for naming at least one nominee for each position on the Administrative Board, elected committees and the Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:

    1. To follow the guidelines and rules set forth in the governing documents by:
    a. Encouraging and seeking the nominations of qualified leaders for the elected Administrative Board members, the elected committee members and the Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.
    b. Receiving recommendation and endorsement forms no later than September 15, 2017.
    c. Selecting the best candidates for all elected positions.
    d. Presenting the report of nominees for all elected positions to the 2018 International convention. (Note: The Nominations Committee is not responsible for the election process.)

    2. To identify strategic actions that create transparent processes to implement efficient and effective selection of elected Society leaders by:
    a. Reviewing and updating the forms prior to posting of forms on the DKG website by May of odd-numbered years.
    b. Aligning the selection process with the requirements stated on the application and the committee’s assessment tool.
    c. Receiving forms submitted to a designated and secure site accessible only to the committee for review.
    d. Designing and conducting the Installation Ceremony of the newly elected leaders at the 2018 International Convention.
    e. Updating the Nominations Committee Procedures Manual.

    3. To publicize the committee’s actions and share information through various Society communications by:
    a. Writing articles for Society publications.
    b. Posting resources and updates on the Nominations Committee’s web page.
    c. Responding to questions about nominations procedures.
    d. Corresponding with outgoing and incoming state organization presidents.
    e. Using social media.
    f. Collaborating with other committees to design and deliver a breakout session for the five Regional Conferences in 2017.
    g. Continuing to educate members regarding the difference between the nominations process and the election process at the International level.

     

    Elizabeth (Libby) Watson

    Chair SE

    Ina Jean Barnes

    SW


    Joanne Davis

    SW

    Carol Herzog

    NE

    Rena Kearney

    NE

    Peggy McCall

    SE

    Marianne Skardéus

    EU

    Sjofn Sigurbjornsdottir

    EU

    Elizabeth Wood

    NW

    Beverly Mantey-VanCronkhite

    NW

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

  • Non-dues Revenue

    The committee shall explore, review and recommend to the Administrative Board possible sources of non-dues revenue that will both serve members and benefit the Society.

    The committee shall work in cooperation with insurance representatives and other non-dues revenue providers, as appropriate, on ways to obtain alternative financing for Society work.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:
    A. Provide members benefits through discounts on products and services.
    B. Provide the Society with funds in addition to dues to carry out its work.
    C. Provide support for state organizations and chapters to generate non-dues revenue.


    LaWalta (Wally)Turner

    Chair SW

    Yvonne Gatley

    NW

    Daniela Von Essen

    EU


    Cathy Toney

    SE

    Elizabeth VanWestenburg

    NE

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Services Administrator

  • Scholarship Committee

    This committee is charged with annually awarding up to thirty (30) $6,000 (U.S.) international scholarships to members for study at the master’s degree and $10,000 (U.S.) for work at the doctorate level.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:
    1. To explore strategies to increase the number of scholarships that can be awarded.
    2. To consider any changes needed in the Society' governing documents that would state the language in a new and innovative way.


    Riitta-Liisa Arpiainen

      Chair - EU

     Dr. Peg Dunn-Snow

    SE

    Alice Hartness-Reichle

    NW


    Marcia Kirkland

    SW

    Lois Vogel

    NE

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Services Administrator

  • World Fellowship

    This committee grants World Fellowships in accordance with the Constitution and International Standing Rules when sufficient funds are available. They maintain contact with the World Fellowship recipients for the duration of their studies when possible and encourage members to maintain contact with recipients studying in their states. The committee may also grant requests for fellowship extensions.

    Goals for 2016 - 2018:
    1. To increase communication with chapters and state organizations by promoting awareness of World Fellowship and the World Fellowship recipients
    2. To publicize the committee's actions and share information about World Fellowship through various communication channels
    3. To increase communication and make connections with the individual World Fellowships recipients


    Dr. Margie Nowak

    Chair NW

    Bette Anne Bridges

    NE

    Karen Evans

    SW


    Myrna Santos

    SE

    Sigridur Ragna Sigurdardottir

    EU

    Carolyn Pittman

    2016-2018 International President

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Services Administrator