Dr. Valya Lee, newly appointed superintendent of the Liberty County School System, outlined her goals for the coming year in a recent presentation to the Alpha Omicron chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.
Lee reviewed positive test-score results for the county school system and challenged the educators to continue their involvement in child-centered education. She outlined her background in education, administration and leadership and presented her goals. Major goals include increased academic accountability, increased student achievement, noteworthy progress toward closing gaps and increased graduation rates and decreased dropout rates.
Lee was accompanied by school board Vice Chairwoman Carol Guyett.
Alpha Delta Kappa focuses on altruistic efforts to support education locally, district-wide in the Golden Isles, statewide, nationally and internationally. The international educators’ organization supports numerous charitable works, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, the Ronald MacDonald House, and participation in numerous fundraising events.
The Alpha Omicron chapter, chartered more than 52 years ago, is involved in altruistic projects which benefit students and families of the area. The Ronald McDonald House in Savannah has received ongoing support, as has the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, selected as an ADK International Altruistic Project in July 2013, already has garnered considerable. The chapter is fielding a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in September. A scholarship of $250 is awarded twice each year to a promising student teacher.
In addition, members donate time and funding to a wide selection of extracurricular activities and tutoring for students, as well as contributions of time and treasure to civic and church organizations within the community and beyond.