Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors


Sandy Wolfe, One-Year Term
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board Chairman

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Sandy has called Winchester, Virginia home since graduating from Towson University in Maryland. After moving to Winchester to accept a teaching position, her entire 35-year teaching career was spent in Frederick County Public Schools. She held positions as a Title I Reading Teacher, first-grade teacher, and over 25 years as a resource teacher in a pullout enrichment program for elementary gifted-and-talented students. The Northern Virginia Council of Gifted and Talented recognized Sandy as an Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted.

Initiation into Virginia Alpha Rho Chapter in 1985 enriched Sandy’s life and gave her opportunities to develop leadership skills at the chapter, state, region and International levels. Sandy has been a mentor, trainer and workshop presenter for school and Alpha Delta Kappa. Sandy served as the 2008-2010 Virginia President, the 2011-2013 International Vice President Southeast Region, and the 2013-2015 International Vice President for Membership. In 2019 she was elected as a Four Year International Executive Board Member and served as the 2019-2021 Chairman of the International Executive Board. Sandy was elected Chairman of the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. for 2021 – 2022.

When not involved with Alpha Delta Kappa activities, Sandy enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, working out, participating in water aerobics, gardening, traveling, kayaking and trying out new recipes. Retirement has enabled Sandy to spend more time with her brother, sister-in-law, three nieces, two nephews, three great-nieces, two great-nephews, cousins, friends  and Alpha Delta Kappa sisters.
 


Ann Quinlan, Two-Year Term
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board Vice Chairman

Ann began her teaching career following graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in English/Education and M.A. in English with additional credentials in journalism and reading.  She taught junior high language arts at Irving Junior High for the first half of her career.  Ann likes to say that it took her 21 years to graduate to Lincoln Southeast High School, where she taught English classes, served as the English department chair, gifted facilitator and yearbook adviser. After leaving the classroom Ann supervised student teachers for UN-L.

Ann has a longstanding history of professional involvement and volunteering. She served as president of the Nebraska English Language Arts Council, and the UN-L Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.  Ann was elected to the Secondary Section Steering Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English and to the executive committee of the Conference on English Leadership, which she currently serves as Executive Secretary.
Ann was initiated into NE Beta Chapter in 1982 and served in many chapter offices including president, membership chairman, by-laws chairman, and secretary.

State offices include president, chaplain, altruism chairman, scholarship chairman and parliamentarian.  She served as North Central Region Secretary and received the 2010 North Central Excellence in Education award.  In 2017 she was elected two-year member of the International Executive Board. Highlights of that biennium were participating in the dedication of classrooms in Haiti at Imagine Mission for Project TEACH, and joining other Alpha Delta Kappa members in Memphis, TN at the St. Jude weekend. Ann represented the IEB at the 2018 Southeast Regional Conference and at the 2019 Michigan State Convention and served on International Chapter’s Leadership and Professional Development Committee.  Meeting other members at the Northeast and Gulf Regional Conferences gave her an opportunity to see old friends and meet many new sisters.

Leading high school students on People to People Student Ambassador trips provided the opportunity to travel to more than 30 countries.  Professional education programs took Ann to China, Greece and the Soviet Union (pre-1991). As a result of being named the Nebraska English Language Arts Teacher of Excellence in 2003, she was invited to participate in the United States-Eurasia Excellence in Teaching program, spending a month in Kazakhstan on a teaching exchange. She continues her interest in international travel by serving as the secretary of Friendship Force of Lincoln. Traveling, reading, walking, sewing and community involvement continue to be important to Ann and she also cherishes time spent with her two sisters and four nephews and their families.
 


Judy Ganzert, Three-Year Term
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors Member

Judy is a retired educator with 35 years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator. She received a BS degree in social science education from Longwood University and later a MS degree in sociology as well as an endorsement in secondary education/curriculum and instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her parents were instrumental in instilling in her the love of education and encouraged her desire to become a teacher. After graduation from Longwood, Judy moved to Richmond to teach social studies at the same school where she did her student teaching. There she met and later married fellow social studies teacher, Don Ganzert. Don is the love of her life and the best friend she could ever have. 

Judy was named Teacher of the Year for Henrico High School in 1986 before leaving the classroom in 1989 to become the county’s supervisor of social studies. She was the President of the Virginia Consortium of Social Studies Specialists and College Educators from 1996-1997. She retired in 2009. 

Judy has served Virginia Zeta Chapter in just about every office and committee except secretary. She has held multiple offices at the S/P/N and regional levels and international levels of Alpha Delta Kappa before becoming the International President in 2019. She now serves as the Immediate Past International President and is a better member and leader because of the experiences as International President. No one will forget the biennium of COVID-19 and our first ever virtual convention. 

Judy has two brothers and one sister. Her sisters and brothers-in law may as well be her real brothers and sisters. She and Don have many nieces and nephews as well as four godchildren and little Madeline entered the family in 2018. Judy loves to cook, hostess parties, work in the garden, organize just about anything, read, “piddle,” especially on her iPad, and learn new computer and technology skills.
 


Barbara Stanfield, Three-Year Term
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors Member

Barbara Stanfield, New Mexico Gamma Chapter, has been a member of Alpha Delta Kappa for 33 years.  She has served in numerous leadership roles in her chapter and state.  At the International level, she served as SWR Membership Consultant (2007-2011), IVP-SWR (2011-2013), Executive Board  member (2013-2015), Executive Board Chairman (2015-2017), SWR Mentor  to S/P/N PEs (2017-2020), Chairman of the  Mentor Committee (2018-2020) and most recently as Chairman  of the Executive Director Search Committee.
       
Barbara and her husband, Clyde, enjoy visiting family, traveling to new areas of the U.S. or other countries and camping in their tent.  Barbara enjoys swimming in lakes, walking, reading, crocheting and knitting (a new, not-yet-perfected skill). 


Ellen Roderick, Two-Year Term
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors Member

Ellen was born in the Boston metro area but grew up and spent her professional career in the Washington, DC suburbs (Silver Spring, MD).  She retired to Sarasota, FL in 2007 and is a snowbird, spending 6 months in FL and 6 in MD.  Ellen studied for 10 years at the University of MD, College Park, acquiring a B.S. in Elementary Education (1966) and an M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1971) in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision with a minor in Research & Statistics.

She taught and served as an administrator in the Montgomery County, MD Public Schools for 8 years (1971-1979), making a career change but remaining an educator for 29 years, in the Federal government.  She served as a Director of Training & Staff Development in four Federal agencies in Washington, DC.  Ellen was the key advisor to each agency head on the development of employees in the agency. 

Ellen was initiated into MD Beta on 3/27/73.  She has served as President, Treasurer, and Secretary in her chapter and as MD Recording Secretary and President (1984-1986).  She served 10 years on International Chapter: one biennium each as President, International Council of Presidents (1987-1989) and Southeast Region IVP (1991-1993); and three biennia on the International Executive Board (1995-2001), culminating in her election as Chairman, International Executive Board (1999-2001).  Since that time, she established the sorority’s first mentoring program and is now serving as a mentor in the Leadership Academy.  She has participated in 20 International Conventions (1983-2021) and 36 Regional Conferences in all 7 regions of the sorority.   


Kathleen Buligan, One-Year Term
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors Member

Kathleen is a retired educator with 31 years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator. She received her BA in geography from York University, her teacher training from Toronto Teachers’ College, and her MEd. in curriculum and educational law from the Ontario Institute for Studies In Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Kathleen has enjoyed a wonderful career in education: junior high teacher (geography and science); secondary school teacher (geography, biology, chemistry), co-lead in an Enrichment Literacy Program, and Head of Community Liaison. During her last six years it was her joy to serve as a secondary school vice principal in a high needs area, where, in addition to working with students and staff a key responsibility was timetabling and staffing.

Her AΔK journey began in 1994 in Ontario Zeta where she has served as treasurer, chaplain, recording secretary, and president. This was followed by provincial roles as president of the council of presidents, president-elect, acting president and president; the regional role of North Central International Vice President; international roles as member of the International By-laws Committee and Chairman of the International Altruistic Committee and now as a four year member of the International Executive Board. 

Kathleen has been an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada for the past eleven years. She has completed her MRel and ThD at the University of Toronto, Wycliffe College. She serves as deacon and Chair of Outreach at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church Agincourt in Toronto. When liturgical, preaching, pastoral, outreach and diocesan activities permit she loves to sing in the choir. 
With Serge, her husband and best friend, she loves downhill skiing, snowshoeing, golf, gardening, hiking, travel, staying connected with family and friends, and sharing the kitchen to try new recipes. 
 


Christi Smith, Executive Director
Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. Secretary/Treasurer

Christi Smith joined Alpha Delta Kappa as Executive Director June, 2021. She has over 20 years of experience providing leadership to those serving children and families. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Child and Family Development from Missouri State University. Later, she received her MBA with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership and Development from Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology.

Christi’s career includes multiple positions within the early childhood education including child care director, systems building, consultant, facilitator and most recently Family Preservation Director. Christi is also a Professor at American Public University Systems and teaches students online. Christi’s competencies include leading teams, strategic planning, budgeting, scaling up initiatives, customer/member and employee engagement, fund development, grant writing, grant administration and contract oversights including administering grants and conference planning. She is widely recognized for her expertise in early childhood education and administration, organizational development, change management and adult learning. She has authored several evidence-based curricula for Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Christi’s appointed positions include Child Care Licensing Systems Improvement Team, Vice Chair for the Kansas Governor’s Council on Fitness and Early Childhood Recommendations Panel for the Kansas Children’s Cabinet. 

Christi and her husband, Jerry, have lived in Kansas City since 1999. They have two sons, Ethan and Wyatt. Ethan will be attending Central Methodist University located in Fayette, Missouri. He will be competing as a Collegiate Decathlete. Wyatt attends Oak Park High School and will graduate in 2024. Jerry is a K9 Police Officer and his partner is a Belgian Malinois, Baro. They also have two family dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Hallie and Henry. They love anything outdoors and enjoy vacations traveling to National and State parks.