National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.  - Delta Epsilon Chapter
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION
 
 
It was on Palm Sunday, April 1923, that Miss Gladys Merritt discussed the possibilities of a sorority Chapter in Jersey City. Of the eight teachers who attended, only one declined. Friday came and they voted in favor of a permanent organization which was incorporated by a Newark attorney, J. Mercer Burrell.
Dr. G. E. Cannon, Mr. J. L. Merritt, Mrs. Lottie Cooper, and Mrs. Estelle Morris became their trustees.
The date of incorporation was May 23, 1923 which has become our Founders´ Day. The Sorority spread from the East to the South, Midwest, Southwest, Far West, to Liberia in West Africa, and Barbados,West Indies.
 
 
 
                                          Our Founders
 
 
Dr. Gladys Merritt Ross, Julia Asbury Barnes, Dr. Florence Steele Hunt, Dr. Gladys Cannon Nunery, Ella Wells Butler, Mildred Morris Williams, Edna McConnell, and Marguerite Gross
 
The purpose of this sorority is:
 
  • To stimulate professional growth among teachers;
  • To foster true sisterhood;
  • To promote the highest teaching ideals; and 
  • To encourage the development of the potential of our youth
 
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., a professional organization of teachers dedicated to the task of training youth of America to cope satisfactorily and effectively with today's problems, firmly believes education to be a potent factor in maintaining and perpetuating democracy as the most ideal form of life. 
 
To remain in this position, modern education must provide youth with abilities for:
 
  • developing an integrated personality
  • assuming a successful place in a group and
  • adjusting to the ever changing problems of their culture.
 
Through the day by day instruction in the classroom and multiple contact in the community, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. seeks to inform all citizenry of the ever changing problems of our culture and to equip them with the necessary social skills to solve these problems according to true democratic process.  In this endeavor, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. shall continue to take its rightful place among those who point the way in establishing, maintaining, and sustaining avenues of communication between and among all people
 
 
 
 
NATIONAL OFFICERS
2009-2013
 
Supreme Basileus                                                 Betty J. Dixon
First Supreme Anti-Basileus                                  Christella Cain
Second Supreme Anti-Basileus                             Mary E. Ennon
Supreme Grammateus                                          Dr. Melrose Robinson
Supreme Epistoleus                                              Yvonne Johnson
Supreme Tamiouchos                                           Donna Thompson
Supreme Tamias                                                   Sherlene Harris
National Director of Public Relations                      Prentiss Towe
Chief Editor - The Krinon                                       Barbara Williams
Supreme Excutive Advisor                                     Ann D. Black 
Supreme Parliamentarian                                      Brenda Burrell
 
 
 
 
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL OFFICERS
                                2009-2013
 
Regional Director                                                 Margarette Galloway
Member-At-Large                                                 Jessie Hopkins
Regional Grammateus                                          Cynthia Rosignon
Regional Epistoleus                                               Anita O'Neal
Regional Tamiouchos                                            Debra Wade
Regional Tamias                                                    Pavlon Everett
Regional Director of Public Relations                    Germain Jackson Eddie
Excutive Advisor                                                    Sondra Matthews
Parliamentarian                                                     Phyliss Stewart-Freeman
 
 
 
2013 National Events
 
NATIONAL SORORITY OF PHI DELTA KAPPA, INC.
90th
 
 ANNIVERSARY CONCLAVE
 
 
 
 
 
National Contact Information
 
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc
National Headquarters
8233 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 783-7379
(773) 783-7354 (fax)