Classroom Teachers’ Expenses Offset by Generous Gift to Kappa Delta Pi

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Dr. Judith F. Evans, former teacher educator and Kappa Delta Pi chapter counselor, and her husband Ralph M. Evans of Greenwich, Connecticut, pledged a generous gift to fund Classroom Teacher Grants in a multi-year partnership with the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation.

Dr. Judith F. Evans and Ralph M. Evans of Greenwich, Connecticut

We believe in the power of the individual teacher to transform lives on a day-to-day basis. We applaud teachers willing to take risks in creative ways to enhance their teaching and their students' learning.

Teachers, who spend an average of $350 of their own money on classroom supplies each year, soon will feel some relief thanks to funding available through the generous gift of a former teacher educator and Kappa Delta Pi chapter counselor. The funds for the purchase of classroom supplies and materials for activities that enrich the learning capacity of their classroom will impact 350 teachers, touching the lives of nearly 9,000 students. Dr. Judith F. Evans and her husband Ralph M. Evans of Greenwich, Connecticut, announced a multi-year partnership with the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation to offer Classroom Teacher Grants nationwide through the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

With 40 years of experience as an educator in a variety of settings, Dr. Evans understands the passion within every teacher to make a difference in the lives of children. “We believe in the power of the individual teacher to transform lives on a day-to-day basis,” stated Dr. Evans. “We applaud teachers willing to take risks in creative ways to enhance their teaching and their students’ learning.” To encourage this type of creativity, Classroom Teacher Grants fund innovative and unique programs in the classroom as well as provide teachers with much-needed classroom supplies.

Motivation for this timely and valuable gift stems from the Evans’ vision of creating a groundswell of benefits for ever-increasing numbers of students whose teachers receive Classroom Teacher Grants. The donors also hope that their gift will encourage others to think of innovative ways they too can support educators through the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation.

For more information on the Foundation’s Classroom Teacher Grants program, visit http://www.KDP.org/educationalfoundation.

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership of 43,000 worldwide. Working closely with the Society, the KDP Educational Foundation provides financial support to the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education through fundraising, scholarships, and programs that advance the goals of the Society.

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