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2014 PDK International Regional Board Member Election Results

The 2014 Region A and Region C board member elections have concluded. Congratulations to Angela L.E. Walmsley (Region A) and José E. Vega (Region C) who will serve on the PDK International board through June 2017.


Dr. Angela L.E. Walmsley has been working in the field of education for approximately 20 years. In this time, she has:

  • Taught middle school and high school mathematics in the United States and the United Kingdom;
  • Served as assistant professor at Maryville University and then assistant and associate professor at Saint Louis University;
  • Served as associate dean at Saint Louis University and currently at Northeastern University – Seattle;
  • Published five books and approximately 30 articles in the field of education;
  • Served on the St. Louis Children’s Museum board and currently serves on the Seattle Children’s Museum board.

Dr. Walmsley has been involved with PDK for most of her professional career. In chronological order:

  • She became involved in her local PDK chapter as a graduate student where she became the newsletter editor.
  • Following that, she was named an Emerging Leader in the class of 2008-2009.
  • She then served as an area director for the state of Missouri before moving to Washington state (2010 – 2012).
  • Upon relocating, she quickly got involved in the Washington state PDK chapter as president. She is now in her second year of that role.
  • In fall of 2013, she led the PDK educational tour to Ireland, England, and Wales with approximately 40 U.S. educators. During this trip, she organized and assisted with educational visits to three schools and three universities.
  • She has written for Kappan magazine and other PDK publications, reviewed applications for the Emerging Leader Award, served on the PLT advisory council, and attended multiple PDK conferences.


José E. Vega has served and been a member of Phi Delta Kappa since 1976. In 2011, he was elected to the PDK International Board of Directors. During his three-year tenure on the board, he served on the finance committee and the governance committee, participating in historic changes that have helped to keep the association vibrant in very challenging times. In the spring of 2011, Professor Vega retired from his teaching and administrative duties in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. Dr. Vega served in this position for 23 years. His colleagues granted him emeritus status for his outstanding service and commitment to the College of Education.

Before coming to Wisconsin, he worked as a state administrator for the New Jersey Department of Higher Education and also was employed as a full-time, tenured professor of education at the State University of New York-New Paltz. During his tenure at River Falls, he served as an assistant dean of the college, program coordinator of the Future Teacher Institute Initiative, and president of the university chapter of PDK.

José received a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1980), Master of Science in education from the State University of New York-Albany (1974), and Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Andrews University (1968), Berrien Springs, Mich.

José is married to Dr. Carmen Coballes-Vega, a higher education administrator and a member of PDK since 1976.



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