Staff Members Share Sorority with VP Harris

Staff Members Share Sorority with VP Harris
Posted on 01/20/2021
Montclair Public Schools' staff and members of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority dressed in their official colors in honor of their fellow AKA sister Kamala Harris being sworn in as the first female, Black, Asian-American Vice President of the United States. AKA declared January 20 as “Kamala D. Harris Day,” and asked members to celebrate the historic moment by wearing pink and pearls, representing the colors and symbols of the sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha was the country’s first Black sorority, founded at Harris’ alma mater Howard University, on January 15, 1908.

staff member wears sorority colors
“I wore my sorority colors today because my sister is now the Vice President of the United States. How exciting! I am encouraged because although Vice President Harris is the first, she will not be the last.” – Dr. Kalisha Morgan, Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum and Instruction, Central Office

staff member wears sorority colors
"Today was a day in American History that I thought I'd never see in my lifetime. I am encouraged and hopeful for the future. I proudly wear the colors of pink and green that represent my sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, in recognition  and solidarity of our sister and newly sworn in Vice President, Kamala D. Harris." – Jasmine D. Malloy, High School Registrar, Central Office

staff member wears sorority colors
“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden." Unknown “I wore sorority paraphernalia today in honor of my sister Kamala Harris.  I am elated and proud to have witnessed ‘HERstory’ in the making, as she is now our Vice President.  There is strength in sisterhood!” – Valerie Hampton, teacher, Watchung Elementary School

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"It was an honor to see my sorority sister get sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. I’m thankful for Soror Kamala Harris and her service to our country. I am very proud to be a member of the 1st African American Sorority, the beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Being of Service to All Man Kind since 1908." – Dr. Lisa Rollins, teacher, Watchung Elementary School

teacher wears sorority colors
"I am a third grade teacher at Watchung.This is my first year in Montclair but my 13th year teaching. Thank you for shining such a light on our sorority! I am always honored and humbled to see the amazing accomplishments of my Sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha. We are a sisterhood of leaders who understand the importance of service to all mankind." – Lauren Kline, teacher, Watchung Elementary School

staff member in pink and green

"Each class I teach learns of the founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. who in 1908 understood and exemplified the power of education, sisterhood, and service. These women have taught us that with the power of education and sisterhood combined with a commitment to service, we can transform our communities and the world."  – Davida Harewood, teacher, Montclair High School

teacher wears pink and green

"It seems especially historic that Madam Vice President Kamala D. Harris has been elected on the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage, granting women the right to vote. It's an honor to be part of a beloved sisterhood which is dedicated to education, to community service, and to service to all mankind. It's a great honor to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the legacy of my mom, Dr. Carole Willis (a golden soror who served three terms as a Montclair Board member and also as a Vice President of the MBOE and NJ School Boards Association). I enjoy taking the time to teach and to inspire our youth and am glad that our Vice President Kamala Harris feels the same. 'I hope that by being a 'first,' I inspire young people to pursue their dreams,' Kamala Harris." Courtney Washington, teacher, Glenfield Middle School

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