Kappa Delta Pi Rho Omega Chapter
Board Members and Advisers
Traci Baxley, Ed.D
Traci P. Baxley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Culture,
and Educational Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches courses
in Multicultural Education and Curriculum & Instruction. Her areas of interests
include critical literacy, multicultural literature, racial identity development,
and social justice education. She has published in international and national peer
reviewed journals including Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, International
Journal of Critical Pedagogy, and Urban Education.
Lori Dassa, Ed.D.
Lori Dassa is a Core Teaching Instructor in the Department of Teaching and Learning
at Florida Atlantic University, where she has been teaching courses in Effective
Teaching Practices and Beginning Reading for over 7 years. Her areas of interest
are teacher retention, developmentally appropriate practices for young children
and critical literacy. She has published two books related to helping elementary
school teachers pass state exams and how to be successful professionals once they
become a teacher. She enjoys speaking at conferences for organizations including
FATE, FFEA, and NAEYC. She has an earned masters of education in PreK/Primary education
and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Before coming to FAU she was a Palm
Beach County teacher for nine years. She worked in grades K, 3 and reading remediation.
She also was an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University in their primary
Jayne Hafer, the Childcare Center Director and Teacher at the N. E. Focal Point
Intergenerational Center in Deerfield Beach, has three decades of educational experience.
A recipient of many awards, including Broward County Child Advocate of the Year,
Jayne obtained with honors an AS in Early Childhood Education and is pursuing her
Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Married for over thirty years, with four
children, Jayne has served as the PTSA President at all elementary and secondary
schools in Deerfield Beach. Jayne's philosophy of early childhood education is to
unite the community and provide resources for all families.
- Vice President A- Jessica Johnting
Jessica Johnting is a Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic and is currently pursuing
her Masters in Elementary Education. Her goal as a future teacher will be to integrate
the arts into education on a regular basis while creating an experience for students
which will serve to enhance the education process as well as make it a memorable
one. Jessica's experiences in the education field include several years volunteering
as a tutor for students ages 5-17 and a summer working at the Boys and Girls Club
as Art Coordinator. She also participated in the FAU College of Education's Good
Fit Program where she worked in a 2nd grade classroom for a semester. With pride
for her FAU Owls and a great interest in event management, she hopes to serve Kappa
Delta Pi proud as the 2012-2013 Vice President of Chapter and Program Services.
- Secretary - Corinne Scanlon
Corinne 'Cori' Scanlon is currently a Senior and is majoring in Elementary Education.
She loves to observe in the classroom and cannot wait until she has one of her own.
Teaching is not her only passion, Cori is currently the Vice President of Membership
of the National Honorary Band Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi here at FAU. Cori works
at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, the Pine Jog/FAU owned sleep-away camp,
every summer including this upcoming one. It was here where she finally realized
that she had a passion for teaching.
- Treasurer- Joana Benjamin
Historian- Ruth Davis
Bio: Ruth Davis is currently a senior and will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in
Elementary Education. She obtained with honors an A.A. in Elementary Education.
She has compiled over 200 hours of field experience during the course of pursuing
her Bachelor's in Elementary Education. As an employee of Broward Public Schools,
she has had the opportunity to closely work with special needs students which gives
her more experience. She also tutor students in various subject areas.
The Budget committee is chaired by the Treasurer. This committee is responsible
for developing the budget, analyzing the cost of programs for the year, developing
fund-raising activities, and anticipating chapter expenditures. This committee ensures
that the chapter operates within its budget and that the chapter will be financially
stable for the next year.
Questions about the Budget Committee? Want to join?
Chapter Services and Programs
The Chapter Services and Programs committee is chaired by Vice-President A. The
committee is responsible for coordinating fundraisers, service projects, speakers,
and other exciting events for the chapter members. The committee works to recognize
member accomplishments and to further develop the chapter.
Questions about the Chapter Services and Programs committee? Want to join?
The Communications committee is chaired by the Secretary. The committee is responsible
for development of the chapter website, sending emails and newsletters, developing
bulletin boards, and preparing all print, non-print, and electronic materials for
Questions about the Communications committee? Want to join?
By-Laws and Constitution
The By-Laws and Constitution committee is chaired by the Sergeant-at-Arms.
The committee is responsible for updating and amending the chapter by-laws to meet
the needs of the chapter, as well as ensuring that chapter activities follow the
by-laws and any applicable items from the international constitution.
Questions about the By-Laws and Constitution committee? Want to join?
The Membership committee, as well as its sub-committee for Nominations, is chaired
by Vice President B. The Membership committee is responsible for answering member
questions regarding membership, generating lists of potential members, overseeing
orientation and initiation activities, and creating activities to enhance and increase
membership. The nominations committee is responsible for recruiting members to serve
in officer positions and overseeing elections.
Questions about the Membership committee? Want to join?