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.
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
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
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
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National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc
8233 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 783-7354 (fax)