Psi State TN members of National Kappa Kappa Iota, a Professional Organization of Educators, attended the 2019 annual convention of National Kappa Kappa Iota, Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Marriott East.
Chris Hockert of Hixson was installed as the National Kappa Kappa Iota 70th national president. Ms. Hockert is working with a team of Kappa members from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee who are planning the 2020 National Convention that will be held at the Marriott East Memphis in June 2020.
The meeting was presided over by National President Jennifer Otradovec of Bolivar, Mo. Approximately 250 members and guests were in attendance. There were 10 members and guests in attendance from Psi State TN Gamma and Kappa Chapters from Chattanooga.
Kappa Kappa iota, founded in Stillwater, Ok. in 1921, is one of the oldest organizations for educators in the United States. In addition to providing a network for educators to share teaching practices and methods, this year approximately 3,000 members nationwide have contributed over $1,267,552 to local and national charities which support battered adults and children. Over $4,200 in national scholarships was awarded.
In addition to the business sessions and award programs at the convention, delegates attended professional and personal development workshops. The convention activities culminated with the installation of the 2019-2020 national officers and state presidents.