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"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 professional organization of women in the field of education. The three-point program - Y.E.S., which stands for Youth, Education and Service, is the foundation of the organization.  As a national educators’ sorority we have accepted the challenge and responsibility of molding and shaping the lives of youth in various communities throughout the world.  We have dedicated our professional services to carrying the torch of enlightenment everywhere.


As a professional organization of well-trained and effective educators in all components of the learning spectrum, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. is dedicated to training youth and adults to develop and enhance those skills, abilities, attitudes and ethics that will prepare them to function successfully in a democratic society. Education is the vehicle by which they can pursue their dreams, discover new vistas, seek self-actualization and achieve extraordinary accomplishments.



The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc was founded by eight educators desiring to establish a sisterhood among teachers and promote the highest ideals of the teaching profession.

The eight founders are Gladys Merritt Ross (Mother Founder), Julia Asbury Barnes, Ella Wells Butler, Marguerite Gross, Florence Steele Hunt, Edna McConnell, Gladys Cannon Nunery and Mildred Morris Williams.

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