Redefining the Classroom

Kappa Delta Pi, School of Education host 2nd annual Education Conference

Posted: March 8th, 2013

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Matinga Ragatz, Michigan’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, will be the featured speaker during the second annual “Ignite the Future” Education Conference hosted by Lake Superior State University’s School of Education and Kappa Delta Pi honor society.

Ragatz, a native of Spain who teaches in Grand Ledge, will be part of a variety of sessions featured during the conference, which will be held from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in LSSU’s Walker Cisler Center. The program will also feature a presentation from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District, and sessions on classroom management, learning disabilities, and differentiated instruction, as well as a resume/portfolio workshop.

Registration is open until March 1. Cost is $17 if registered by Feb. 15; $20 from Feb. 15-March 1.

Matinga Ragatz

Featured speaker Ragatz was born in Madrid and raised all over the world, providing her with a wealth of experience to pass on to students in her global studies classes at Grand Ledge High School. LSSU’s School of Education is pleased to be hosting her.

For more information on the conference, contact LSSU’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at or contact Brenda Cooper, 906-635-2811,

Kappa Delta Pi international honor society was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois. It includes nearly 600 chapters with more than 45,000 members across North America with a mission to sustain an honored community of diverse educators. LSSU’s chapter was started in 2011.

For more information about Kappa Delta Pi, visit For more information about the teacher education program at LSSU, visit To learn more about Matinga Ragatz, visit -LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315;; John Shibley, 635-2314,; Kappa Delta Pi,