Local educators honored by Alpha Delta Kappa

The loc­al chapter of the Al­pha Delta Kappa sor­or­ity honored re­tired long­time Phil­adelphia school dis­trict edu­cat­ors Mari­anne (Ca­sey) No­lan and Joseph Lev­in dur­ing a re­cent lunch­eon at To­scana 52 res­taur­ant in Feasterville.

  No­lan and Lev­in each re­ceived the Edu­cat­or of Dis­tinc­tion Award from Al­pha Delta Kappa, an edu­ca­tion sor­or­ity based in Kan­sas City that has about 1,400 chapters and 38,000 mem­bers. The Pennsylvania Gamma chapter awards schol­ar­ships to stu­dents pre­par­ing for a ca­reer in edu­ca­tion, provides classroom grants for teach­ers, gives out Un­sung Hero Awards to teach­ers and sup­ports vari­ous char­it­ies.

  No­lan is a North­wood nat­ive who at­ten­ded Henry R. Ed­munds Ele­ment­ary School, War­ren G. Hard­ing Middle School and Frank­ford High School. She taught for 49 years, all in first-grade classrooms at Laura H. Car­nell Ele­ment­ary School in Ox­ford Circle. She re­tired in 2003, but re­mains act­ive by help­ing stu­dent-teach­ers at La Salle Uni­versity and vo­lun­teer­ing for the sor­or­ity, the As­so­ci­ation of Lit­er­acy Edu­cat­ors and Re­search­ers and the Delaware Val­ley Read­ing As­so­ci­ation.

Lev­in came to the United States from Po­land at age 9. He at­ten­ded Phil­adelphia pub­lic schools.

  Like No­lan, he earned un­der­gradu­ate and gradu­ate de­grees from Temple. He worked as a teach­er and prin­cip­al, spend­ing time at John H. Web­ster, Robert B. Pol­lock and Widen­er Me­mori­al schools and the North­east Re­gion­al Of­fice.

  Lev­in spent 15 years after his re­tire­ment as a re­source per­son and con­sult­ant for schools and vari­ous pro­fes­sion­al or­gan­iz­a­tions. ••

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