DKG California
Making an Impact

DKG California 
Educational - Professional - Making an Impact

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

Hazel Powell, Chairman
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Chapter: Theta        Area:  V       


Professionally, I taught English, social studies, German, yearbook, and a Title I program at Branciforte Junior High in Santa Cruz and English at the Hans Ehrenberg Schule in Germany as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher. At the Chapter level, I served as Recording Secretary, 2nd  and 1st Vice President, President, Newsletter Editor, and Ceremonials Chairman. My Chi State involvement includes two Chi State Convention planning committees, Professional Affairs Committee Chairman and now Educational Law/Policy Committee Chairman.

Carolyn Clark, Legislative Coordinator

Chapter: Iota     Area: VI


I began teaching for San Diego Unified District at the elementary level, then served 29 years with Sweetwater High School District as a middle school instructor and school categorical programs director. I retired, moved to Sacramento, and transferred my Eta Nu Chapter membership to Iota Chapter. I held several Iota Chapter offices, and served as Area VI Director for the 2005-2007 Biennium. I have held several positions on the Professional Affairs Committee and presently am Legislative Coordinator.

Kathy Kinley

Chapter: Epsilon Sigma        Area:           XV                                                  


Professionally, I have been a high school and middle school teacher, a public information officer and a  middle school principal. I was also a school board member for 25 years. At the Chapter level, I have served as vice president and president. My Chi State involvement includes being Area XV Membership Chair and Legislative Chair.


Olithia O'Toole

Chapter: Theta Psi           Area:   III         


Professionally, I have served in the Women’s Army Corp, retired from Pac Bell, was a computer teacher in WCCUSD.  At the Chapter level, I have been 1st & 2nd Vice, President, Corresponding Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Yearbook and THAT Coordinator.  My Chi State involvement includes serving as Area Director, Area Program Chair and I was on the Research Committee.  In 2008, I was the Convention Database Chairman.


Sandy Parsons

Chapter: Beta Delta         Area:  X

Professionally, I am Professor Emerita from Cal State San Marcos;  founder of the Special Education Specialists Credentials and Masters Specialization: Special Education.  With 40 years of classroom experience I have served at all levels of K-12 -University education in the areas of multiple and severe disabilities, assistive technologies, and teacher education.  My Beta Delta Chapter activities include Nominations Chair, Scholarship, Legislation, and Foundation Committees. I have attended Chi state Conferences and Leadership Retreat.

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.