ELKINS - Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), international honor society in education, has elected Davis & Elkins College Associate Professor of Education Dr. Erin Brumbaugh as an executive council member-at-large, one of the Society's highest leadership posts for the 20142016 biennium. Brumbaugh's term begins July 1.
The executive council oversees the leadership of Kappa Delta Pi, provides the strategic vision for the Society and oversees its financial resources. Chosen from committed KDP members, the individuals who serve on the executive council are recognized for their leadership, dedication to the Society's ideals, and vision for the future of education. The international organization is comprised of 600 chapters and more than 40,000 members.
"I am thrilled that the international membership decided that I should be on the executive council," Brumbaugh says. "I am excited by the prospect of representing not only the membership of KDP, but also the state of West Virginia and Davis & Elkins College. I look forward to working with the excellent and dedicated staff at KDP Headquarters, as well as with others elected to the Council."
Brumbaugh has served as presenter at many KDP convocations and as a KDP counselor throughout her teaching career, including for chapters at Marietta College and Muskingum University. She helped establish the Alpha Zeta Omega chapter at D&E and currently serves as its counselor.
"After I had been at D&E for a year, I realized we needed a chapter here to recognize the talent that our pre-service teachers exhibit," Brumbaugh says. "Our students, many of them first-generation, work against many odds to achieve success in our programs and I wanted a way to recognize them and to assist them in their employment search with this honor on their resume."
A member of the Davis & Elkins College faculty since fall of 2011, Brumbaugh teaches courses in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs. She previously worked as associate professor of early childhood education at Marietta College from 1994 to 2003 and at Muskingum University from 2003 to 2011.
Brumbaugh earned her Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction and Master of Arts in special education gifted from West Virginia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Fairmont State College.