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Kappa Delta Pi

Drexel University School of Education

Drexel University is home to the Alpha Theta Chi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.The Society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions.


Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. At Drexel University, students who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education programs are eligible for membership in KDP. Undergraduate students who have attained a 3.5 GPA and graduate students who have a 3.4 GPA are invited to apply. Students who are enrolled in DragonsTeach or DragonsTeach Middle Years programs with a 3.5 GPA in their education minor and a 3.35 GPA overall are also eligible for membership. If you are interested in joining Kappa Delta Pi, please email


Sydney WhiteSydney White, President​

Sydney White is KDP's president. This is her second year on the board as she served as secretary last year. Sydney is a junior Elementary Education major minoring in Psychology and Justice Studies. She is from Newtown Square, PA. Outside of KDP, she is a member of Future Educators of Drexel. In addition to clubs, Sydney spends time tutoring at local elementary schools in the Philadelphia area and is excited about pursuing her career as an educator. She is happy to be on the KDP board, building friendships with people in her major and helping the organization continue to grow and flourish. Sydney can often be found in the Lebow Starbucks hanging out with friends or getting work done- she is happiest with a coffee in hand. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, working out, and writing.

Judy BergmanJudy Bergman, Vice President

Judy Bergman is this year's vice president of KDP. Judy is a junior majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Middle Level Math and English and is minoring in Global Studies, and is on co-op at a middle school in Philadelphia. Aside from participating in KDP, Judy is a member of FEDS and is involved with the Drexel Hillel. Her favorite KDP event is Literacy Alive because she loves reading with the participating students and getting to know them. In her free time, Judy enjoys going to the beach, baking and cooking with friends, and exploring new bookstores.

Savannah - Kappa Delta PiSavannah Gurule, Treasurer

Savannah Gurule is very excited to be the Treasurer for the Alpha Theta Chi chapter this year. Savannah is middle years education major minoring in biology and hopes to teach 8th-grade science and is also hoping to get a Master’s in education. Savannah is originally from Burlington, New Jersey but currently lives on Drexel campus with her cats Mechanic and Miko. Outside of class, she enjoys spending time with her mom, going out to eat, visiting the aquarium, and playing video games. Savannah is also an active member of Drexel’s Dragon Jedi.

Erica MartinezErica Martinez, Secretary​

Erica Martinez is secretary of Kappa Delta Pi: Alpha Theta Chi Chapter. Erica is a Sophomore at Drexel. She is an Elementary Education major with a focus on Special Education, and she is minoring in Music. Erica currently lives in the city of Philadelphia with her family. At Drexel, she is an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the McNichol Early Childhood Lab at the School of Education. When she is not studying, Erica loves to spend time with her very supportive family and participate in her church. You can find Erica working on assignments, reading a good book, or trying new coffee recipes that one of her sisters makes. Erica is also a member of The 4EverSister’s, which is a musical band she has with her sisters.