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Distinguished Service Award

For individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the development of the Educational Foundation.

George H. Reavis
Founder of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

Maynard R. Bemis
Executive Secretary, Phi Delta Kappa
1956-1970

Lowell C. Rose
Executive Director, Phi Delta Kappa
1971-1995

Stanley M. Elam
Editor and Director of Publications
Phi Delta Kappa
1956-1980

Edgar Dale
Member of the Board of Governors and distinguished author of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

Bessie F. Gabbard
Member of the Board of Governors and major benefactor of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

Gerald H. Read
Founder of the Gerald Howard Read International Seminar Scholarship Program

Don L. Park
Associate Executive Director
Phi Delta Kappa
1977-1992

Donald P. Anderson
Member of the Board of Governors
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation
1985-1999

Arliss L. Roaden
Member of the Board of Governors
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

Donald W. Robinson
Director of Special Publications
Phi Delta Kappa
1962-1976

Derek L. Burleson
Editor of Special Publications
Phi Delta Kappa
1977-1993

Jack R. Frymier
Senior Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer
Phi Delta Kappa International
1985-1999

Philip G. Meissner
Member of the Phi Delta Kappa Board of Directors (1977-1983) and initiator of the endowed scholarship program for the Educational Foundation

George Kersey, Jr.
Executive Director
Phi Delta Kappa International
1992-2004

Sandra M. Weith
Associate Executive Director
Phi Delta Kappa International
1985-2007

Luvern Cunningham
Member of the Board of Governors
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation
1983-1993

Donovan R. Walling
Editor of Special Publication/Director of Publications
Phi Delta Kappa International
1993-2006

Donald H. Duncan
Phi Delta Kappa International Board Member
1987-1991

Eve Proffitt
President of PDK International Board 2001-2003 and founder of the Eve Proffitt Emerging Leader Project Grant

Lucrezia R. Wood
Former Area Coordinator of Phi Delta Kappa and supporter of the PDK Educational Foundation

Barbara Odin Taylor
Established the Center for Effective Schools and a major supporter of PDK Programs and the PDK Educational Foundation

Testimonial

Whether you are a teacher or an administrator, PDK provides opportunities and information for educational leaders at all stages of their careers working in diverse locations. Travel, publications, awards, and scholarships make PDK a valuable membership for all educators to have.
DAINA LIEBERMAN, PDK member and NBCT