Making an Impact

DKG California 
Educational - Professional - Making an Impact

California State Organization

Educational Law/Policy

Left to Right: Kathy, Hazel, Marisa, Frances, Christi

Christi Calpo


My Roles:

State: Education Law Policy

Marisa Crabtree

Chapter: Sigma

Area: VII


My Roles:

Professional: English and AVID Teacher, UTLA Chapter Chair and House of Representatives Member, Academic Decathlon Coach, Educators for Excellence Summer Resident


Chapter: Member


State: Education Law Policy

Kathy Kinley, Chair

Chapter: Epsilon Sigma

Area: XV


My Roles:

Professional: High School and Middle School Teacher, Public Information Officer, Elementary and Middle School Assistant Principal and Principal, School Board Member

Chapter: President, Vice President


Area: Membership, Legislation


State: Educational Law and Policy


International: US Forum Representative

Frances Nelson          

Chapter: Beta Psi

Area: VI


My Roles:

Professional: High School Teacher, Adjunct and High School Librarian


Chapter: Scholarship


Area: Program Chair


State: Educational Law Policy

Hazel Powell  

Chapter: Theta

Area: V


My Roles:

Professional: Junior High and High School Teacher, Fulbright Teacher Germany


Chapter: President, Co-President, Legislation, Ceremonials, Newsletter


Area: Legislation


State: Professional Affairs, Education Law Policy, Legislative Coordinator 

Martha Zaragoza~Diaz, Legislative Advocate

Professionally, I am a lobbyist and owner of Zaragoza Diaz & Associates, a government relations firm in Sacramento California. I have thirty years of experience in government relations, public policy development, leadership training and organizational development. I represent the interests of several statewide education organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma Chi State, in the California Legislature and before state agencies involved in public education. Currently, I have served as Legislative Analyst since 2003.

Educational Law/Policy

  1. Include one member who shall be designated by the DKG CaliforniaPresident as the Legislative Coordinator
  2. Conduct Legislative Study Sessions in Sacramento to help members gain a  better understanding of the legislative process
  3. Participate in the selection of a DKG California Legislative Consultant/Advocate
  4. Participate in appropriate organizations which support the purposes of the Society
  5. Provide training in legislation through Area Legislative Chairmen
  6. Communicate with Chapters about urgent legislation through the Area Legislative Chairmen
  7. Administer the Bill Evaluator Program as an avenue for initiating and supporting the DKG California Legislative platform 
  8. Administer the “Adopt-a-Legislator”/Communication Artery between Representatives and Educators (C.A.R.E.) information/action network