Meet the Officers

Sponsor – Karmen V. Bell

  • I was a public school English teacher for 10 years before becoming a Clinical Instructor of Childhood Education ten years ago. I am a current Ph.D. candidate and teach undergraduate courses in early literacy, k-6 Social Studies methods, and supervise k-6 interns placed in Northwest Arkansas public schools.

Why KDP?

  • The 2017-2018 academic year marks my 3rd year serving as a faculty advisor for the Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. Every year that I am able to work with pre-service teachers and future educators, my interest is renewed in this wonderful organization. When I was first invited to join, the decision was easy. Kappa Delta Pi was founded to foster excellence in education and to promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. I have been doing the same for the past 21 years of my career!
  • KDP has so much to offer…Membership supports professional growth, recognizes scholarly achievements, provides leadership opportunities, and provides access to resources and networks to support diverse careers in education.
  • It is my continued pleasure to introduce KDP to others and to seek eligible students and community members to join the University of Arkansas’ chapter of this prestigious international honor society.

President – Maria Zevallos


  • Childhood Education with a minor in Sociology
  • Wanting to become an ESL Teacher

Why Join KDP?

  • I wanted to meet a group of girls who were wanting to strive for the same goals and find a community of woman to have lasting friendships with who I can learn from. I have learned so many skills and resources I can use for when I become a teacher.

Vice President – Erin Beckman


  • Elementary Education- focus on minority and low income families

Why Join KDP?

  •  KDP was something that started out as a cool club to join but quickly turned into something much greater than that. There is such a sense of community coming together with fellow educators from different programs and different interests in the world of education. Knowing that I had a professional learning community on campus was an extra support system. KDP makes such a great impact on our learning community but also the students we get to reach in NWA through the service and support that KDP sponsors throughout the year.

Morgan Kazanovicz- Office of Secretary


  • Masters in Education STEM, 3rd Grade

Why Join KDP?

  • I joined KDP to make connections and form bonds with my fellow future educators.


Candace Price – Treasurer


  • MAT program, ESL

What Join KDP?

  • I joined because I wanted to be apart of a community of educators in which we could bounce ideas off of each other, grow professionally and personally, and build friendships.


Ashlyn Garton – Membership Chair


  • Childhood Education, Working towards my Masters of Arts in Teaching with a STEM endorsement

Why Join KDP?

  • I initially joined Kappa Delta Pi to become more involved on campus and in the education community. I had no idea how many incredible resources I would gain or professional connections I would make by joining Kappa Delta Pi.

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