Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Dr. Alison DuBois, associate professor of education and counseling, along with alumnae Katelynn Jones '17, Jennifer Rodgers '17 and Mandy Magnotti '17 attended and presented at the 2017 Kappa Delta Pi National Convocation in Pittsburgh on Oct. 28. The group delivered a 60 minute presentation entitled "Caring at a Cost: Helping Young Teachers Identify Burnout and Secondary Trauma," in which they discussed factors that increase the likelihood of secondary trauma in young, inexperienced teachers and practical ways to mitigate burnout and secondary trauma.
Jones, Rodgers and Magnotti worked with Dr. DuBois on two research studies, over a one year period, examining the effects of burnout on pre-service teachers and also shared their findings during the presentation. The Kappa Delta Pi convocation marked their third national presentation together.
"In the education department at Westminster, we were encouraged by all professors to take part in meaningful research that would impact our profession as educators," said Rodgers. "I am incredibly grateful for the support I received as a student and continue to receive as a new educator. Westminster College professors and faculty are second to none."
According kdp.org, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an "International Honor Society in Education founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers."
For more information, contact DuBois at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-946-6039.