Our April 2017 Member of the Month is Alysia Little!
Alysia is a Senior at MSU studying Elementary Education. Her favorite KDP event was walking in the Homecoming Parade to represent future teachers and KDP.
When asked what she has gained from being a member of KDP, Alysia said, “The two biggest things that I have gained from being a part of KDP is the fundamental things about teaching that is not taught within our TE courses and the friendships that I have built. Teaching is such a collaborative career so having these friendships and people to bounce ideas off of it just awesome. I will really miss KDP and everything that it offers when I graduate next month!”.
Thank you for all that you do, Alysia, and congratulations on graduating!
On April 19, we will be having our last fundraiser of the year at Panda Express from 11am to 7pm in the International Center Food Court!
If you attend the fundraiser, you will receive 1 Fundraising Point by sending proof of your attendance (bill) to our Vice President of Fundraising, Shannon Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you attend the fundraiser AND post on social media about it (again, send a picture of your post to Shannon), you will receive the fundraising point already mentioned, plus 1 Promotional Point. You will ONLY receive the promotional point if you also attend the fundraiser!!!
If you pass out flyers for the event between 11am and 2pm, you will receive 1 Wildcard Point that will go toward a category of your choice!
Remember to show the flyer below when you go so that part of your bill goes back to KDP!
The following are important dates/point opportunities for the remainder of the semester. Please utilize the sign up sheets in the linked text:
- April 12: KDP Decals for sale to earn a Wildcard Point
- April 17: Homework Help Room from 5pm to 7pm at the East Lansing Public Library (1 Service Point)
- April 19: Panda Express Fundraiser from 11am to 7pm in the International Center Food Court (1 Fundraising Point for attending; 1 Promotional point ONLY if you both attend AND post about the event on social media; 1 Wildcard Point for passing out flyers between 11am and 2pm). Make sure to show the flyer in order for part of the bill to go to KDP!
- April 23: Regular Write-ups and Mentor-Mentee Write ups are due at noon!!!
- April 23: Final General Meeting at 5pm in 252 Ericsson; recognition of achievements and e-board elections (1 General Meeting Point)
Congratulations to our March Member of the Month, Hannah Mullally!
Hannah is studying Secondary Education with a degree in Earth Science. Her favorite KDP events have been the Foster Closet Drive and the MSU Intern Panel.
Hannah said that she has gained “opportunities for community service and professional development while being able to connect with all different kinds of education majors that I wouldn’t get to know and become friends with without this organization.” And she says that she feels “so much support from KDP and the friends I’ve made so far.”
Congratulations again, Hannah, and thank you for your time and dedication to KDP! To see past members of the month or to nominate someone for member of the month, please see the Member of the Month tab.
Saturday, March 25 is our annual I Am A Teacher Expo! Registration and Check-In is from 8am to 9am. The conference is from 9am to 4pm. Members must stay until 3pm to receive any of the Professional Development points for this event.
Attire for this event is business casual.
Our biggest Professional Development event of the year is finally here! The annual I Am A Teacher Expo is March 25th from 9am-4pm in Erickson Hall. Use the link below to register ASAP and reserve your spot!
Expo is open to members and non-members of KDP, and lunch is included in the registration fee. For KDP members, Expo will be 1 Meeting Point and 3 Professional Development points.
Congratulations to our February Member of the Month, Courtney Richards!
Courtney is a Senior at MSU studying Elementary Education with a Language Arts concentration and a minor in TESOL. Her favorite KDP events have been the Riverboat Social and tutoring at ELPL.
When asked what she has gained from being a member of KDP, Courtney said, “Being a KDP member has allowed me to be able to see and experience educational opportunities in the communities around East Lansing to strengthen my knowledge of what it takes to be a good future educator. Through our events, professional development activities and other offerings we have been able to get a sense of what is going on in the education world”.
Congratulations again, Courtney, and thank you for your time and participation in KDP! To see past members of the month or to nominate someone for member of the month, please see the Member of the Month tab.