Student Organizations

SEA president, Olivia Ruff, Adviser, Colleen Herald, and president elect Danielle Huber enjoying the Spring 2019 SEA conference in Bloomington, IL
cookie jar
SEA "cookie jar" project to thank our cooperating teachers!
yoga in classroom
Learning how to integrate yoga into our future classrooms with Kaitlyn O'Brien.

 Student Education Association (SEA)

The Student Education Association is a pre-professional organization of students preparing for careers in education. Activities for this group center around: Teacher Quality - providing pre-professional development and job preparation; Community Outreach - volunteering in schools and with community organizations; and Political Action - understanding the political and legislative issues that impact the field of education.

Meetings: The first Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in SFH 001.

Membership requirements: $22.00 per year. Membership includes opportunities for: professional development, student scholarships, mentoring program, classroom resources, employment assistance, liability insurance.


SEA Officers

Riley Haug

Vice President

Jess Buttell


Liana Rosenstiel

Community Outreach

Natalie Anderson

Social MediaCoordinator

Abby Nytko

Membership Coordinator

Colleen Herald

IWU SEA Faculty Advisor

Pennie Gray

IWU SEA Faculty Advisor


Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is the national honorary society for juniors and seniors in Educational Studies and Music Education. One goal of the organization is to offer professional development opportunities for all teacher candidates. Members of the society are eligible to participate in workshops, scholarship and award programs and also receive publications updating members on education‐related issues. IWU education students initiated to the Kappa Theta Chapter exhibit promise in the teaching profession and have achieved distinction by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher. Chapter members collaborate with the Student Education Association (SEA) members in organizing the Annual Student Teaching Symposium and assist during the Annual Inquiries into Teaching and Learning Conference.

KDP Officers 

Jenna Mirande


Danielle Huber

Vice President

Leah Nillas

IWU KDP Faculty Advisor