KarenAward3300On May 22, the Kenosha-Racine chapter of Phi Delta Kappa #1123 gathered to honor and celebrate the contributions of individuals and groups throughout Racine and Kenosha counties who are working to improve students’ lives. Karen Franco was honored for her work educating teachers and students alike about how to befriend and help students with special needs.

The Kenosha-Racine Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa was established on March 3, 1966, as a professional Association in Education, it has dedicated itself to promoting excellence in education for all citizens in South Eastern Wisconsin. PDF regards “Education to be more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes itself.”

This year, PDK recognized 23 honorees in six categories for exemplary contributions to education. Karen’s award is the Friend of Education Award which recognizes the commitment and effectiveness of outstanding educators or citizens.

Karen was nominated for this honor by Marybeth Zuhlke, a member of PDK for almost 40 years. The fraternity voted and endorsed her because of her contributions to and vigorous support of education.

Phi Delta Kappa is an association of educators seeking to cultivate great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high quality education for today. Click here to learn more.