Committees

  • Arts & Humanities Jury

    The Arts & Humanities Jury is entrusted with the coordination and fulfillment of The DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online publication and display of DKG members’ creative works. The online Gallery includes Literary Efforts; Two and Three Dimensional Art; Performance Art; Photography; and Crafts. The Jury invites expressions of creativity that are commensurate with the Society’s Purposes. Due to the diversity of Society membership, content of a religious, political or patriotic nature may be inadmissible. Selection will be based on originality, authenticity, coherence, accessibility, clarity and aspects relevant to specific sub-categories as specified in the judging criteria. 

    Focus Areas Based on Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Expand offerings at international events (1.B.1.)
    2. Provide opportunities for interaction and engagement between and among diverse member populations (2.C.2.)
    3. Expand offerings in native languages at events and in publications (2.C.3.)

    During submission periods (Jan. 15 - Feb. 15 and Aug. 15 - Sept. 15) the application will be posted on the home page (must be signed in) via the "apply/submit" tab.


    Stacey Chicoine

    Chair - SW

     


    Carol Ann Casey

    SE

     


    Irene Maskaly

    NE

     

    Roxanne Lagarde

    SE

     

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Victor Trisnadi

    Technology Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    Art Gallery (gallery, rubrics, guidelines)

  • Communications and Marketing

    The International Communications and Marketing 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Communicate the value of membership (1.C.2.)
    2. Promote the use of Society resources available to members (1.C.5.)
    3. Investigate current marketing strategies, within and outside the Society (4.B.2.)

    Dr. Teresa Cowan

    Chair SE

     

    Eija Liisa Sokka-Meaney

    EU

     

    Julie Drysdale

    SW

     

    Mary Zirkelbach

    NW

     

    Patricia Buckley

    NE

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Victor Trisnadi

    Technology Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    Presentation Materials (Videos & PowerPoints)

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Minimize barriers within the Society’s structure (4.A.2)
    2. Update current resources for members (4.C.2)

    Carol Herzog

    Chair NE

     


    Elizabeth Wood

    NW

     

    Gail Springstead

    SE

     

    Kathy Boyer

    SW

     

    Dr. Riitta-Liisa Arpiainen

    EU

     

    Dr. Helen Popovich

    International Parliamentarian Consultant

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    Amendment Proposals for 2020
    Constitution & ISR

  • 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 & Marketing Committee and referred to the Administrative Board. Please send your Letters to the Editor, online feedback and other comments to bulletin@dkg.org.


    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Communicate the value of membership (1.C.2.)
    2. Update current resources for members (4.C.2)

    Dr. Judith Merz

    SW
    Bulletin editor

    Dr. Barbara Perry-Sheldon

    SE
    2018-2022

    Dr. Nora Lyn Pollard

    NE
    2018-2022

    Dr. Charlotte Lindgren

    EU
    2020-2024

    Dr. Dorrie Powell

    SE
    2020-2024

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Promote the mentoring of new educators through the Supporting Early-career Educator’s Project (SEE) (1.B.2)
    2. Increase support of the Schools for Africa (SFA) Project at all levels (2.B.1)
    3. Promote UN activities (2.B.4)
    4. Empower members to take leadership roles (3.C.2)

    Beverly Smith

    Chair - SE

     

    Eileen Venezia

    NE

    UN/NGO Representative

    Evelyn Lugo Morales

    NE

     

    Marianne Skardéus

    EU

     

    Pat Graff

    SW

     

    Yvonne Gatley

    NW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    Virtual Icebreakers

    Best Chapter Projects

    Helping New Teachers

  • Educators Book 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Promote the use of Society resources available to members (1.C.5)
    2. Recognize women leaders in different fields of education (3.C.1)

    Dr. Angie Quinn

    Chair SE

     

    Dr. Donna Niday

    NW

     

    Doris Person

    NE

     

    Gunilla Nordèn

    EU

     

    Susan Perkins

    SW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    2020 Educators Book Award Recipient  

    Educators Book Award Guidelines

    Educators Book Award Recipients 2009-2018  

  • 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.


    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Find meaningful ways to support global connections for state organizations and chapters in other countries (2.B.6.)
    2. Promote diversity in membership selection (2.C.1.)
    3. Recognize women leaders in different fields of education (3.C.1.)

    F. Kay Stuart

    Chair NE

     



    Belinda Clift

    SW

     


    Donnis Poe

    SE

     

    Elisabeth Stärner

    EU

     

    Sharra Smith

    NW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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.


    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Develop resources that support the financial needs of the Society (4.B.1)
    2. Promote current financial resources (4.C.1)(3.B.2)
    3. Update current resources for members (4.C.2)

    Dr. Margie Nowak

    Chair NW
    2018-2022

    Margery Threewit

    SW
    2018-2022

    Glenda Reynolds

    NW
    2020-2024


    Nancy Davis

    SE
    2020-2024

    Shelia Wilkinson

    SE
    2020-2024

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Peggy Jonas

    Financial Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    Finance Tools

  • 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.


    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Create diverse ways to conduct leadership training (3.B.2)
    2. Empower members to take leadership roles (3.C.2)
    3. Provide networking opportunities for leaders and emerging leaders International (3.C.3)

    Jóna Benediktsdottir

    Chair EU

     

    Rebecha Catlett

    NE

     

    Lisa Olson

    NW

     

    Kathy Zwanzig

    SE

     

    Carmen Wednt

    SW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • Holden 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Expand offerings at international events (1.B.1.)
    2. Create diverse ways to conduct leadership training (3.B.2.)
    3. Empower members to take leadership (3.C.2)

    Janice Moen

    Chair NW
    2016-2022

    Agnes L. Moynihan

    NE
    2018-2024

    Aurora Vignau  

    SW
    2020-2026

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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 1 and May 1. 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Develop leadership connections (1.A.2 )
    2. Promote the use of Society resources available to members (1.C.5 )
    3. Expand awareness of the International Speakers’ Fund (2.B.2 )


    Cynthia Moore

    Chair NW
    Member-at-Large

    Grace Rodriguez-Mesa

    SW
    Latin America Representative


    Margarita Hanschmidt

    EU
    Europe Regional Director

    Marjorie Sinclair

    NE
    Canada Area Representative

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President
    ex officio, with vote

    Peggy Jonas

    Financial Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Develop leadership connections (1.A.2)
    2. Expand offerings in native languages at events and in publications (2.C.3)
    3. Study and share leadership styles represented in member countries (3.A.2)

    Linda Hall

    Chair SE

     

    Dr. Alejandrina Mata

    SW

     

    Claire Swanson

    NE

     


    Ingibjorg Jonasdottir

    EU

     

    Kelly McIntyre

    NW

     

    Patricia Belknap

    SW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Nita Scott

    Executive Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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 under "Chapter Tools" (Tools > Chapter Tools). Membership in DKG provides multiple opportunities for members to make a difference in order to impact education worldwide.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Provide mentoring of new members (1.B.3)
    2. Define role of members (1.C.1)
    3. Offer mentoring opportunities (3.B.3)

    Lois Vogel

    Chair - NE

     

    Cay Sergent

    SW

     

    Connie Savell

    SE

     

    Dr. Ingrid Stjernquist

    EU

     

    Sherri Wagemann

    NW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Trish Woodley

    Membership Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Empower members to take leadership roles (3.C.2)
    2. Identify barriers within the Society’s culture (4.A.1)
    3. Minimize barriers within the Society’s structure (4.A.2)

    Lynna Gene Cook

    Chair - NW
    2018-2022


    Claudia Estrada

    SW
    2020-2022

    Eygló Björnsdóttir

    EU
    2018-2022

    Deborah Rodaway

    NE
    2018-2022

    Ramona Jeffries

    SE
    2018-2022

    Carrie Frye

    SE
    2020-2024

    Janny Kisteman

    EU
    2020-2024

    Karen Crumley

    NE
    2020-2024


    Dr. Karen M. Duke

    SW
    2020-2024

    Dr. Phyllis VanBuren

    NW
    2020-2024

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Establish additional types of membership affiliations (Constitution: XIV.A.1) (1.A.4)
    2. Develop resources that support the financial needs of the Society (4.B.1)
    3. Promote current financial resources (4.C.1)

    Marilyn Gregory

    Chair SW

     

    Gisela Baronin Von Engelhardt

    EU

     

    Kathye Blackburn

    SE

     


    Audrey Collins

    NW

     


    Jane D. Tanner

    NE

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    Go Ahead Tours

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Communicate the value of membership (1.C.2)
    2. Promote the use of Society resources available to members (1.C.5)
    3. Promote current financial resources (4.C.1)

    Dr. Jo Murphy

    Chair - SW

     

    Dr. Connie Hoag

    NW

     


    Gitta Franke-Zöellmer

    EU

     



    Linda Adcock

    NE

     


    Lynn Holliday

    SE

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Peggy Jonas

    Financial Director
    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

  • 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.

    Focus Areas Based of Society Strategic Plan:

    1. Educate members about World Fellowship Fund (2.B.3)
    2. Promote current financial resources (4.C.1)

    Wendy Stephens

    Chair SE

     

    Bjørg Nakling

    EU

     

    Donna Greene Martinez

    SW

     


    Eileen Little

    NE

     

    Sheila MacKay

    NW

     

    Becky Sadowski

    2020-2022 International President

    ex officio, with vote

    Phyllis Hickey

    Business Director

    Liaison, ex officio, without vote

    Helpful Links

    World Fellowship Flyer
    2019-2020 Recipients
    Fundraising Ideas