Member Of The Month

Want to nominate someone for Member of the Month? Fill out the form below! Scroll down to see past members of the month.


April 2017: 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!”.

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March 2017: 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.”

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February 2017: 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”.

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January 2017: Brianna Ahrens

Brianna is a Senior at MSU studying Elementary Education with a Language Arts concentration. Her favorite KDP has been volunteering at the East Lansing Public Library’s Homework Help Room because she loves “meeting new kids, and working with the same ones each week. It’s also a way for [her] to brush up on some of the skills [she hasn’t] used in a while.”

Brianna said that KDP has helped teach her “how to be a bigger part of [her] community, and new communication skills that will help make [her] a better educator.”

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November 2016: Anna Esenther

Anna is a Sophomore at MSU studying Elementary Education with a Mathematics concentration and History minor. Her favorite KDP event so far was volunteering at the East Lansing Public Library’s Homework Help Room.

Anna said that KDP has given her “numerous opportunities to enrich [her] education here at Michigan State. The professional development events like the Teacher Expo and the resume workshop have helped [her] prepare for my teaching career, the social events and meetings have helped [her] forge connections with fellow pre-service teachers, and the service events have given [her] a chance to gain experience while giving back to the community.” She says that she is “very grateful for the doors KDP has opened” for her!

Congratulations again, Anna, 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.

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October 2016: Mary Lincoln

Mary is a Senior at MSU studying Elementary Education with a Language Arts endorsement. Her favorite KDP event so far was the Homecoming parade because of passing out candy to the children of East Lansing area and the interactions that she got to have with other members at the event.

Mary said that KDP has helped her meet “a diverse yet uniformly passionate group of individuals whom I really feel I can align my goals and grow with” through the socials, promotional, and service events within the chapter.

Congratulations again, Mary, and thank you for your time and participation in KDP! To see past members of the month or to nominate someone for the October Member of the Month, please see the Member of the Month tab.

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September 2016: Taylor Buchan

Taylor is a Senior at MSU studying Special Education. Her favorite KDP event so far was the Crosstown Showdown baseball game. She says that it was awesome to be able to know other members in a fun atmosphere.

When asked what she had gained from being a member of KDP, Taylor said: “Being a member of KDP has allowed me to grow into the best teacher that I can be.  Through the events, I have learned skills and ideas that have shaped me into a better educator, better member of the community, and a better person.”

Congratulations again, Taylor, and thank you for your time and participation in KDP! To see past members of the month or to nominate someone for the October Member of the Month, please see the Member of the Month tab.

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April 2016: Madison Bankey 

Madison is a junior at MSU studying elementary education.

Her favorite Kappa Delta Pi event was Breakfast With Santa because she had so much fun seeing how excited the kids were to be decorating cookies, writing letters to Santa and putting together crafts!

Madison stated that through KDP she has gained experiences that will make her a better person and provide her with the skills that will allow her to become a better educator. KDP offers endless opportunities for professional development, volunteering and an atmosphere great for making friends!

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March 2016: Olivia Hallac 

Olivia is a Senior this year, studying elementary education.

She has stated that her favorite KDP event so far was the trip to Uncle John’s cider mill because it was a fun and festive way to interact with other KDP members!

She enjoys being a member of KDP because through this organization she is able to gain significant insight on what her future career truly consists of.  She has formed new friendships with other passionate members of this field and have gained valuable understanding of what it means to be an educator with professional development and volunteering opportunities.

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February 2016Natalie Zielinski

Natalie is a sophomore at MSU studying elementary education.

Her favorite Kappa Delta Pi event was the Intern Panel because she learned so much helpful advice and information to use during her internship year.

Natalie stated that KDP has allowed her to make so many connections with other members in the College of Education that will benefit her future in the classroom.

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January 2016: Laura Cosentino

Laura is a sophomore at MSU studying special education.

Her favorite Kappa Delta Pi event was the trip to Uncle John’s Cider Mill because she was able to meet a lot of people in KDP.

Laura stated KDP has allowed her to grow as a future educator through professional development and volunteering opportunities while meeting new people who have the same passion for teaching as her.

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