Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Please enjoy the holiday weekend with your friends and families, we will see YOU on Monday! 

2011 Michigan Teacher of the year with us on Monday, November 27th from 7:00-8:30pm in 252 Erickson. There will be snacks!!  You can sign up here!



Join us on Monday, November 27th to meet 2011 Michigan Teacher of the Year and 2017 National Hall of Fame Inductee, MATINGA RAGATZ! 

This professional development event is focused on how to turn teaching into a dream job.  Learn about exciting topics, like how to go above and beyond in your career, travel while teaching, and instructional strategies to creating your dream classroom. After her presentation, the leftover time will be used for the opportunity for YOU to ask questions about becoming an AWESOME teacher.

Matigna is a highly qualified educator with over 22 years of instructional innovation, curriculum development, leadership, and international experience. She is an expert on assimilating traditional education with emerging instructional technologies and 21st century pedagogy.

Join us: Monday, November 27th from 7:00-8:30pm in 252 Erickson.  SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED!

Sign up here!


On Sunday, November 12th FROM 1:30 – 4:30 pm, we will have our BIGGEST Professional Development event of the semester.  On Sunday, we have MOCK INTERVIEW PREP NIGHT!  This is an awesome opportunity to get interview practice and feedback in a relaxed setting.  You can use this time to get interviewed, and then ask follow up questions on how you did throughout the interview.  This is a great opportunity to learn your strengths and weaknesses related to interviewing.  THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS!! It is never too early to start your interview preparations!  Bring yourself and your resume!

You can sign up for 15 minute interviews in 252 Erickson here!

Following Mock Interview Prep we will have a general membership meeting! Come earn your points! 


Congratulations to our September Member of the Month, Melissa Gutwein!


Major: Special Education (Math, UECP, TESOL)

Grade Level: Senior

Melissa’s favorite KDP events are, “any professional development event that brings in College of Education alumni- they have great insights to share and understand how it feels to be in our position as undergraduates.”

When asked what she has gained from KDP, Melissa said, “as a member of KDP, I have the chance to learn from awesome professional development events, to be an active part of my community, and to meet inspiring future educators!”

Congratulations, Melissa!  We appreciate you.


Friday, October 20th Kappa Delta Pi will be walking in Michigan State University’s homecoming parade!

Here are the details you need to know for the parade:

Parade Participant Parking and Shuttle: Parking will be available for parade participants in the St. Thomas Aquinas parking lot off of Old Hickory Road in East Lansing, MI (see map). A shuttle will be available to take you to the staging area at the Hannah Community Center. Parking will not be available at Hannah Community Center. Following the parade’s conclusion, there will be a shuttle available in the driveway next to the MSU Planetarium to take you back to the St. Thomas Aquinas parking lot to your vehicle.

Parade Route & Flow: The parade will begin at the intersection of Abbot Road and Burcham Drive at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will travel south on Abbot Road, east on Grand River, south at Farm Lane, and will conclude at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes. Groups should maintain a distance of 2-3 car lengths between parade groups throughout the parade route.


Kappa Delta Pi will also be volunteering at the Alumni Association tailgate on Saturday, October 21st from 1:30-3:30pm.  The location of the tailgate is still TBD.