The Kappa Kappa Iota 63rd National Convention will be held at the Sheraton Read House, 807 Broad St., June 20-23.
Chattanooga will be the home for around 300 educators and guests who will attend the National Kappa Kappa Iota Convention.
Kappa Kappa Iota has the distinction of being the oldest organization for educators in the United States and is now a 501c3 nonprofit organization. This organization is now open to both men and women. The organization was first established on December 6, 1921 in Stillwater, Ok.
Kappa Kappa Iota members and guests will enjoy a pre-tour to historic Lynchburg, Tn. to tour the Jack Daniels Distillery, have lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s and enjoy shopping in the town square. There will also be half-day tours in and around Chattanooga including the Aquarium, museums, Rock City, Incline Railway, and a dinner cruise on the Southern Belle to name a few. The post-tour includes a three day tour to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Members and board of directors will be conducting business meetings throughout the convention. Members will also have the opportunity to engage in professional development workshops covering the topics of beginning and advanced technology, IEARN (International Education and Resource Network) Learning Circles Projects by keynote speaker Dr. Barry Kramer, fitness and stress reduction, local author, Melinda Evaul, will discuss her book Grow Old With Me, an inspirational book and an emphasis on barn quilt patterns, and Ranger Chris Young National Park Service, will discuss the impact of Chattanooga during the Civil War.
A special guest speaker will be on hand Friday for the Kappa Guys breakfast. Justin Strickland will discuss his book about the history of trains in Chattanooga. Members will also hear Tennessee Poet Laureate, Margaret Vaughn speak at the member breakfast.
The 2012-2013 National Executive Committee Officers and 22 state presidents will be installed.