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Education Leaders Give Advise to Honor Society Members

New members were initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, the national honorary professional organization for Education majors, Sunday, April 13.

The event was followed by a panel discussion featuring local school leaders who gave advise about job seeking and interview skills. The seven special presenters were:

  • Dr. Jody Ratigan, Principal of Waukee High School
  • Mr. Tim Schott, Principal of Hubbell Elementary School
  • Ms. Celeste Kelling, Deputy Director of Human Resources for the Des Moines Public Schools
  • Mr. Douglas Wheeler, Principal of Hoover High School
  • Dr. Nancy Sebring, Superintendent of the Des Moines Public Schools

The panel involved a hard-hitting question and answer period covering job openings, interview techniques, first impressions, portfolios, rural vs. urban assignments, human resource office procedures, and pre-interview website research.

Kappa Delta Pi’s officers are

  • Lindsay Nemzek, President
  • Kendra Glider, Vice President
  • Leah Cole, Secretary
  • Lizzie Henak, Treasurer
  • Amy Pesz, Historian
  • Bridget Ferguson, Recruitment
  • Elizabeth Feinstein, Foundation Representative
  • Alyssa Homuth, Fundraising
  • Josh Baker, Book Fair Coordinator