Harms Recognized as Distinguished Educator

      Dave Harms, Ph.D., instructor of Social Studies at Penta Career Center, has been recognized as a distinguished educator by Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK).  The PDK Distinguished Educator designation is presented to the most prestigious members and recognize them for their achievements and contributions to the teaching profession and their commitment to PDK’s core values of research, service and leadership.  Dr. Harms has been a member of PDK since 2004 and is the current president of the PDK’s Toledo Chapter 1037.  He has taught at Penta Career Center since 2002.   
      In 2016, Dr. Harms was awarded the PDK Service Key and was recognized as a PDK Emerging Leader in 2010.  He was recognized as the 2009 Penta Career Center Teacher of the Year and a top five finalist for the Ohio Teacher of the Year. 
      PDK International was formed in 1906 to support teachers and school leaders. The Toledo PDK chapter sponsors scholarships for Toledo area Teaching Professions students including two scholarships for Penta Career Center’s Teaching Professions students at Anthony Wayne and Perrysburg high schools. Throughout the year, the organization coordinates professional development, enrichment, and networking for educators throughout Northwest Ohio. Toledo PDK also participates annually in the Read for the Record program, reading children’s books to 1,968 area individuals. 
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