Dr. Andre Elliott
Dr. Elliott is a father with two sons and a wife of 20 years, living in Japan. Throughout his adult years, he has been an educator at the elementary and collegiate levels of academia. As a professional educator, he has guided and facilitated learning at schools in Japan, Italy, South Korea and the Philippines.
As a life member in Phi Delta Kappa International, he was the first to say, “Let PDK be in Cyberspace” during his first year in Walden University’s Ph.D. program for educators. With the steadfast support of Walden University’s leadership, staff and students, the club was established in 1997 and attained full status in the year 2000 as the chapter we know today as PDKWUCC.
He is an honor graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Alabama A & M University where he completed the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, respectively. In 2003, he completed the Ph.D. in education at Walden University.
Dr. Elliott was able to envision PDK in cyberspace due to his extensive background in various leadership roles in Phi Delta Kappa chapters and Phi Delta Kappa International. At the chapter level in Tokyo, Japan he served as treasurer, research representative, newsletter editor, membership chair, vice-president and president. Beyond the chapter level, he served as a regional leader in PDK, thus gaining significant experiences such that when he enrolled as a student in Walden University, he saw a need and simply enacted its fulfillment with the support of many scholars.
As an educator, Dr. Elliott has been awarded numerous performance awards and recognized as teacher of the year at the Sullivans School, Yokosuka, Japan during his years as a music specialist. He has been honored as a teacher volunteer of the year for service in the community while teaching elementary education. He is a composer and arranger and lyricist and currently teaches elementary music. He has also been a school administrator.
When Dr. Elliott was an elementary school student, he recalls winning the school wide spelling bee. Both of his sons, also, won school wide spelling bees in elementary and middle school, respectively. Focus is paramount. He remains an educator who enjoys the opportunities and challenges concomitant with the life of an educator.