Educator in Texas for 28 years, high standards of schoolwork, and equally high expectations in learning are among a few of the phrases to describe Reshanta Stewart. Ms. Stewart works tirelessly as a first grade teacher as well as a member of Xi chapter, Texas.
Reshanta has increased the visibility of Xi and DKG in her community in numerous ways. Xi collects purses for Handbags for Hope. The chapter supports, “The Locker,” a comfort closet for students, with needed supplies like shampoo, school supplies, and clothing. Xi also as supports local food banks. Xi is well-known for its acts of service but Reshanta has promoted DKG with community involvement in a much broader way. Reshanta plans fundraising efforts for her chapter so that community service projects can continue and don’t tap into members’ pocketbooks. She is always willing to take on additional responsibilities, chair committees, and hold officers positions within the chapter.
Reshanta is not only a DKG member but also belongs to Alpha Kappa Alpha, a sorority established by African American women for college educated women. She is a member and officer in PEA/Texas State Teacher Association/National Education Association. Her community involvement includes developing fundraisers, mentoring young college women, passing out food to the homeless, and supporting local food banks. Reshanta has been recognized for her high level of community involvement numerous times. She was named PflSD (Pflugerville Independent School District) Employee of the Month, and Windermere Primary’s Humanitarian of the Year. She was honored at the state level with a proclamation by the Texas Governor, thanking her for her “decades of service to the children of Texas”. Reshanta taught Kindergarten in Louisiana where she was selected as local Teacher of the Year, before moving to Texas.