On April 24, School of Education alumni from 2016 to 2021 joined the Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society, for “High Tea” to socialize, reconnect, and “Remember Your Why.”

Alumni, current KDP members, and faculty enjoyed pastries and refreshments as they partook in the day’s events. Guest speaker, Kevin Jennings, Principal of the soon coming New Northeast Elementary School, captivated the audience with his enthusiasm and energy as he shared his story and discussed the importance of always remembering your why. Delivering an impactful message, he offered, “If you remember your why, it will make sure that whatever you’re doing is more energetic, more passionate, and more impactful.”

Following Mr. Jennings, an alumni panel took the stage and offered insightful responses to questions from current Education students, including advice they would offer to new teachers, establishing positive classroom environments, and their proudest moments as educators.

Next, a student panel engaged in a discussion about their why, their excitement for their future classrooms, and their best experiences with previous teachers and lessons taught.

To close the event, KDP faculty advisor, Dr. Clotile Galbraith, was surprised with a procession of flowers and notes gifted by every individual in attendance to celebrate her retirement.

KDP wishes to thank its officers who helped plan this special event (pictured left to right: Dominique Trench-Muhammad, President; Wiktoria Bilich, Junior President; Alexandra Davis, Vice President; Sarah Ameel, Junior Vice President; Dr. Clotile Galbraith, Counselor; Lauren Green, Junior Secretary; Gretchen Blackiston, Secretary; Jess Magness, Junior Recruitment Officer; Paige Sullivan, Recruitment Officer; Kayla Moran, Treasurer)

(Submitted by Wiktoria Bilich ’23, Junior President, Kappa Delta Pi, Psi Omicron Chapter)