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Etta F. Carter, Ph.D

Past Supreme Basileus

2017 - 2021




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Noreen E. Little, M.Ed

First Anti-Supreme Basileus

2019 - 2023


"To Foster a Spirit of Sisterhood Among Teachers and to Promote the Highest Ideals of the Teaching Profession"

  • To stimulate personal growth among teachers.

  • To foster a true spirit of sisterhood.

  • To promote the highest ideals of the teaching profession.

  • To encourage the development of the potential of our youth.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated is a not-for-profit professional education organization of predominately African American women. Founded in 1923 in Jersey City, New Jersey by eight young teachers this organization today represents 3,000 plus members, 2,000 affiliates, in 107 chapters located in 30 states. This organization has weathered a myriad of changes in education within the United States and will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2023.

Five regions throughout the United States provide the organizational structure for chapter support and administrative oversight. These five regions are: Eastern Region encompassing the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and the city of Washington, D.C.; Southeast Region encompassing the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Florida;  Midwest Region encompassing the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio; Southwest Region encompassing the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas; and Far West Region encompassing the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California.

All areas of educational teaching and learning levels and systems are included in the broad spectrum of membership: Pre-School, Early Childhood, Upper Elementary, Middle School, Junior High School, High School, College, Graduate, and Adult Education. Also included are specialty areas of Special Education, the Arts, Support Services, Counseling, School Administration and Supervision.  Public School Educators, Parochial and Private School Educators, and Charter School Educators are members.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated is governed by 26 elected officers and 214 delegates who represent each chapter at its biennial convention, the Conclave. The organization policies and procedures are established during this convention.

Support of youth, service to those in need, and professional support to enhance the skills of teachers, are fundamental program components of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated.  Mentoring, leadership development, and college scholarships for high school students remain at the core of the program Y.E.S., which stands for Youth, Education and Service.

The National Headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois and is under the direction of two part time staff members.

Etta F. Carter, Past Supreme Basileus (2017-2021)

8233 South King Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60619




Margarette Galloway

Supreme Basileus

Etta F. Carter, Ph.D

Past Supreme Basileus

Noreen E. Little, M.Ed

First Anti-Supreme Basileus

Nora A. Robbs, MPA

National Professional
Development Chair

Jarian R. Graham, M.Ed

National Public Relations Director




Carla F. Carter, Ph.D

Sharrie R. Dean-Collins, Ph.D

Leona S. Fowler, MST

Monica M. Newell, ED.D

Lavetta S. Ross, ED.D

Anita C. Totty, MAT, ME

Princess B. Towe, ED.D

Anita J. Turner, Ph.D

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Welcome to the e-Learning Academy!  The e-Learning Academy was created by the professional development committee of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. during the CoronaVirus Pandemic. For the first time in the history of public education, schools were closed to prevent the spread of the virus. 


The committee was charged with the task of gathering web-based resources for teachers to use for remote learning. The resources are provided for grades Pre-K – college. The committee wanted to be inclusive of all students, so Special Education resources, African American Resources and  Cultural Relevant Resources are included. The programs can also be used by teachers and parents to help their students stay on track with their education.


In the past few years, the e-Learning Academy has evolved into a resource site, with pre-recorded videos of professional development and a Town Hall Series to hear from educators.  The Town Hall Series, presented on relevant topics for educators, who have experienced drastic changes in the performance of their students and the workplace. They have new technology and terminology, such as remote learning and hybrid learning. The Common Collaborative Conversations addressed the issues of the mental wellbeing of staff, students and parents, the state of education and Critical Race Theory. They were wonderful presentations! 


The committee is looking forward to another series of  Town Hall meetings and the introduction of podcasts.  Stay tuned for a new year of invigorating conversations. 

Noreen E. Little
First Anti-Supreme

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It is with great excitement that I introduce teachers to the NSPDK e-Learning Academy Resource. Each time we open our mail, be it snail or e-mail, we are bombarded with new platform and tool notifications. They invite us to try different strategies to better meet the needs of our students. How nice it would be to have resources housed in one place, so we can visit, explore, and make decisions about educating our students, with distant education, in a timely manner.

NSPDK e-Learning Academy will serve as a resource to help us navigate the waters that are new to some of us and make the navigation easier for accomplished users. We are being asked to rethink our methods and use new strategies that engage our students, as they participate in distance education and e-Learning settings. We must not fail; this resource will be a great benefit in the task that is before us.

I encourage teachers to interact with the document as teachers will surely find tools to help teachers as teachers plan and implement lessons. We know not what our educational systems will look like as we move forward to the next few months, but we do know our job duties have shifted to a new and exciting norm. In many cases it will involve teaching learners from a distance. The NSPDK e-Learning Academy will serve teachers well, as teachersr tasks become inclusive of so many new methods and platforms. As facilitators of distance education, we will surely continue to prepare our students for the world they must manipulate, even as they become efficient with the new resources.

I am a kindergarten teacher from Gary, Indiana. I am a member of the Beta Mu Chapter, where Onitta Parker is my Basileus. In Beta Mu chapter I currently serve as chapter Tamiouchos and work on several committees and projects. Although teaching and learning during the next school year is uncertain for all educators at this time, I am assured that it will include e-Learning. For this reason, the launching of the NSPDK e-Learning Academy makes me extremely happy because this resource will be available to guide teachers, parents, and students.

Warmest regards,

Nora A. Robbs
National Professional Development and
Leadership Committee Chair

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