The Heritage Newsletter: Growing and Connecting Educators

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About the Heritage Newsletter

PDK International includes the Phi Delta Kappa association, Pi Lambda Theta honor society, and the Educators Rising preservice membership organization. The Heritage Newsletter is a digest of our recent activities and upcoming initiatives.

Volume 1

Click here to view the February 2018 newsletter.

Volume 2

Click here to view the July 2018 newsletter.

Volume 3

Click here to view the January 2019 newsletter.

Volume 4

Click here to view the July 2019 newsletter.

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“PDK is the intersection of camaraderie, innovation, and confrontation of real education issues. It is the only organization that provides educators of varied backgrounds with relevant insights and positive energy to continue our important work.”

 Daphne Chandler, PDK member

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Educators Rising Collegiate
Learn more about the new collegiate level of membership.

PDK 2020 Conference
Save the date for the 2020 Conference in Washington D.C.

Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE)
Explore the service that connects PDK members with medical specialists.

PDK Travel Program
Bring the world to your students.

Scholarship Program Readers
View a full list of members who volunteered with this effort.

Become a PDK Member
Gain access to valuable resources and join PDK today!

Distinguished Educator
Apply to join this elite level of membership.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Make a gift to PDK.

2019 Scholarship Recipients
View a full list of this year’s awardees.

PDK Educational Foundation

Established in 1966 by a generous gift from George H. Reavis, the PDK Educational Foundation’s mission is to support the philanthropic programs and services of PDK International. Make a gift to support PDK’s programs that grow and connect leaders in education. For more information and to learn about other ways you can give, please contact Boosaba Tan, Director, Development and Engagement, at or 571-814-5417.

“I’ve always dreamt of becoming a teacher. I want to make a difference, and there is no other career in my eyes that achieves this vision more than teaching.”

 Nikole Gomez, Recipient of 2017 Prospective Educator Scholarship

PDK’s Distinguished Educator

PDK is proud to announce a new level of membership, designed to honor those PDK members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the PDK Association core values of research, service, and leadership. If you know someone worthy of this distinction, or if you would like to be recognized, click here to learn more. 

“Though I am no longer in the classroom, I am still a passionate educator. PDK lets me care, share, and advocate for public education.”

— Heritage Society Member

PDK 2020: Growing and Connecting Educators

Save the Date! PDK will host our annual conference on June 17-21, 2020 in Washington D.C.

As a PDK member, your days at the conference will include opportunities to learn and network with PDK members, brainstorm best practices with PDK chapter leaders, mentor aspiring educators, connect with system level leaders, and hear from nationally recognized educators.

Check your inbox and for updates! We look forward to seeing you next summer!

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About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.