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Delta Kappa Gamma Hears From Four Aspiring Teachers


Last updated 10/2/2019 at 3:46pm

Standing left to right are grant recipients Courtney Sharp, Allison Rogers, Gabrielle Lachney and Cameron Ranslow. (Courtesy photo)

Members and guests of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met in the Boerner Conference Room at Brevard College for their Sept. 26 gathering.

Dr. Betsy Burrows hosted the group and presented the four speakers, who received educational grants from the chapter in May. Courtney Sharp, Gabrielle Lachney, Allison Rogers and Cameron Ranslow each related their backgrounds and goals for the future.

Sharp is currently student teaching at Brevard Elementary School, volunteers at Rise & Shine Freedom School, majors in elementary education, and minors in theater.

Lachney majors in wilderness education, grew up on a farm in Louisiana, and is passionate about her love of nature and its preservation.

Rogers plans to become a high school history teacher and believes that the past should be taught realistically with all of its blemishes revealed, so that the future will not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Ranslow, from Charleston and Greenville, S.C., has chosen high school English as her career path and will student teach in the spring of 2020.

During the business session, president Carolyn Steele welcomed attendees and thanked Burrows for arranging the meal, the room and the speakers. Betty Padrick welcomed guest, Brenda Thomas, and encouraged all members to invite prospective members to the Oct. 24 meeting. Everyone present gave a brief summary of her career background.

Carrie Kirby accepted the task of maintaining the group's website and asked other to provide her with photos and information for it.

Carol Hamann prepared and delivered 42 gift bags for beginning educators in the county.

Louise Stroup will take orders for the Ingles gift card fundraising project in October. The white squirrel themed table decoration from the International Convention in Asheville this summer will be placed in a location in town where it will have the greatest visibility.

Burrows announced that Michael Maker, a friend and outstanding educator, will be on the Democratic primary ballot in March for Superintendent of Schools.

Hamann volunteered to coordinate the hostesses for the remaining four meetings.

The next meeting is Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at College Walk.


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