A member of the PDK International family of associations


Originally founded in 1906, PDK International is a 501(c)(3) charitable association with a rich history of supporting educators and others in K-12 and higher education.

PDK International also serves as the governing organization for Pi Lambda Theta and the Future Educators Association®.

Board of Directors

PDK is governed by the PDK International Board of Directors, which includes elected and appointed members. In addition to the president, president-elect, and immediate past president, the board has six directors who each represent a specific geographic region (PDF).

Curtis Cain
Vice Chair
Douglas Christensen
David Hemphill
Region B Board Member
Eric Hougan
Region A Board Member
Mary John O'Hair
At-Large Board Member
JoAnn Masterson
Region D Board Member
Melissa Nixon
Region F Board Member
Katharine Oliver
At-Large Board Member
Lisa Stooksberry
Region E Board Member
Jose Vega
Region C Board Member
Angela Walmsley
At-Large Board Member
Patricia Williams
Past Chair


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.