In this first column I would like to introduce myself. I live in rural Missouri in a house that is my husband's family ancestral home which is over 100 years old. Of necessity through the years, I have learned to operate power tools, tear down walls, and put them back up. My grandmother was a skilled carpenter, but I am afraid that skilled is not a world that applies to me yet. I have three children, three grandchildren, and three dogs. My husband is a retired teacher so we call education the "family vocation". My educational experience includes being an English teacher, librarian, and technology director. If I have spare time, I enjoy reading, attending auctions, and traveling. Some of my favorite travels have been mission trips to Russia, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. Of course, visiting my grandchildren is always a highlight.
Honoring our heritage . . . Engaging our future is my biennial theme. As we look at the phenomenal history of DKG, we can be amazed at the foresight and work of our founders. They were twelve women who determined that women should be recognized and promoted for their value and hard work in their educational careers. They formed DKG to provide that opportunity of for all women educators. While our world may have changed since 1929, we are still committed to promoting the personal and professional development of women educators. Plan to join me at the state and chapter level to make a difference in the lives of women educators during these next two year and beyond.
Throughout the 2015-2017 biennium, I look forward to meeting many of you and visiting your chapters. Please contact me if you would like to have me visit a chapter or council meeting. Also, should you have questions please contact me.
Did you ever need to bake cookies and had almost no time? Try this recipe:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 2-layer package white cake mix
¾ cup oil
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Combine the cake mix, oil, chocolate chips and egg in a bowl and mix well. Shape into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.