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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Fegely, President
Lauren is the President of the Alpha Theta Chi chapter. Lauren is a sophomore in the School of Education and is majoring in Secondary Education with a concentration and minor in English. She recently enrolled in the 5 year BS/MS program, so she is also working towards her Master’s degree. Lauren is originally from Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Lauren is an active member of the Future Educators of Drexel and works as an academic and career coach at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. She is extremely thrilled and excited to serve Kappa Delta Pi and lead the Alpha Theta Chi chapter this year. When not in class, Lauren is with her friends finding old book shops, with her boyfriend playing video games, or volunteering at any place that will take her.
Kaitlyn Ferreri, Vice President
Kaitlyn is excited to continue as a part of the executive board as Vice President this year. She was previously our Secretary from spring 2018-19. Kaitlyn is a junior Middle Level Education major with a concentration in mathematics and English, a minor in Psychology, and is also pursuing a TESL certificate. She just finished pre-student teaching at SLA Middle School in a 5th and 6th grade math classroom. Go SLAMS!! <3 She is from Royersford, PA but currently lives on Drexel's campus. Outside of KDP, she is involved in Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, the Future Educators of Drexel, Pennoni Honors College, and she work-studies at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. When she is not doing schoolwork, she loves exploring coffee shops in Philadelphia and makes it a goal to pet every dog she sees.
Elle Griffiths, Treasurer
Elle Griffiths is the Treasurer of the Alpha Theta Chi chapter. Elle is a sophomore Secondary Education major with a concentration and minor in English. She is from outside the city in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and currently lives in Philadelphia. When she’s not working on the executive boards of both the Future Educators of Drexel and Kappa Delta Pi, Elle enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and exploring the many independent bookstores of Philadelphia. She is also a staff member of Drexel’s Maya Literary Magazine. Elle looks forward to working with the board and growing the organization.
Alexa Kutch, Secretary
Alexa Kutch is KDP's secretary. Alexa is a junior Secondary Education major with a concentration and minor in English. She was recently accepted into the 5-year BS/MS program in the School of Education, specializing in Creativity and Innovation. She is from Easton, PA and lives on campus. Outside of KDP, she is a member of the Division I Swimming and Diving team at Drexel. In addition, she is a member of Future Educators of Drexel, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and recent graduate of the Dragon Leadership Academy. She just concluded pre-student teaching at Comegy's Elementary School and loves her mentor teacher and her students. She is very excited to be on the KDP board and looks forward to keeping it alive and thriving. When she is not teaching or taking part in secretarial duties, she enjoys exploring Philadelphia, making new friends in the Drexel community, and reading.
Alia Ammar, Literacy Alive! Chair
Our Literacy Alive Chair, Alia, is passionate about education, equity, and teaching English Language and Literature. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Education. She first earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English Literature (2007) and then earned a Master of Arts in International and Comparative Education with a concentration in international education development and policy (2014) from the American University in Cairo (AUC). With these two complementary degrees in hand, Alia served as an International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language and Literature Department Leader and taught IB English Language and Literature, Humanities, and Drama for six years at Green Land Pre Vert International School (GPIS) in Cairo, Egypt.