President's Message - Chapter 161
Welcome to the 2009-2010 academic year! PDK has a number of
professional events aimed to meet the interests of students as well
as professional. We will host most of our events at St.
John’s on the Queens Campus, evening as well as Saturday
sessions. Also, the Chapter will be participating in a number
of service programs throughout the year.
Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional
association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused
its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership.
Our chapter was established in 1966 and has a membership of over
250 professionals. PDK’s mission is to support education,
particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. Its
vision is to be the experts in cultivating great educators for
tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for
There is a great deal of information that I would like to convey to
the membership and prospective members. We will be publishing
four newsletters and forwarding electronic updates and
reminders. The timeliest method to be notified of events is
to join our Facebook group (PDK 161 – St. John’s University,
I hope to see you at the events throughout the year.
Mirella I. Avalos-Louie
St. John's University Chapter 161