Lady Bruce, Michele Lee, Lydia Jelinkski
(Not pictured) Carol Ann Davis, Victoria Chargois, and Nancie Simmons
Lady Bruce, Belinda Pearce, Marilynn VanCourt, Jeannine Stone, and Lynda Gilmore are our first recipients of the Alpha Upsilon STAR pin. Alpha Upsilon STAR is a program to encourage and reward members who fully participate and commit to our chapter and DKG throughout the entire year.
Savannah LaFontaine, Alpha Upsilon’s Kathy Pair Grant in Aid recipient, is from Bay St. Louis. She is a 2019 graduate of Hancock High School. While attending HHS, Savannah was a student of Career Pathways and was employed at South Hancock Elementary as a teacher’s assistant. She continues to work as a teacher’s assistant at South Hancock while enrolled at Pearl River Community College in the Teacher’s Assistant Program. Savannah will graduate with her associates degree in May and plans to transfer to William Carey to enroll in their Teacher Education Program. When asked why she entered the field of education, Savannah wrote, “I absolutely love seeing the progress of our children daily. It is a feeling like no other.”
TEACHER SUPPLY BASKETS
Each year we support early-career educators by supplying them with a basket of "goodies" for their room. Each recipient has the opportunity to supply a list of "goodies" specific for her room.
This project lasts all year long as we mentor those women educators who are just beginning their teaching careers. One way we do this is through our ECE (Early Career Educator) Baskets.
This year's recipients are: Carol Fontenot, who teaches at East Hancock Elementary; Emily Pace, who teaches at Poplarville Elementary; and Kimberly Thompson, who teaches at Anniston Elementary.
Carol Fontenot and Emily Pace received their SEE baskets at our September meeting. Kimberly Thompson’s basket will be delivered to her.
Nancy Smith and Karen Fayard shared information about Alpha Upsilon.
Lady Bruce presents one of three door prizes to a lucky winner.