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 Educators Rising.

Board of Directors

PDK is governed by the PDK International Board of Directors, which includes elected and appointed members. In addition to the chair, vice chair, and past chair, 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.