First Capital Chapter 1557

of Phi Delta Kappa International

Welcome to our local chapter of PDK! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Join us for our upcoming events!

Winter Showcase
The Maker Movement Showcase
February 3, 2015
Hanover School District

Spring Showcase

Recharge and Sharpen Yourself as an educator
March 22, 2015
Dallastown Area Intermediate School 

Our Organization
Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is a professional association for educators whose mission is to promote high-quality education for all children. PDK views education as an essential way to develop and maintain a democratic way of life. The First Capital Chapter 1557 includes educators representing Lancaster and York County schools, colleges, and universities.

Our Mission

The PDK mission is accomplished through the tenets of leadership, research, and service. LEADERSHIP is developed through three educational programs offered throughout each school year. The program topics are relevant for every role within the educational field. During these programs, PDK shares and distributes accurate knowledge about best instructional practices based on valid and reliable RESEARCH. The SERVICE focus of The First Capital Chapter is to cultivate great educators for tomorrow, while ensuring high-quality education for today.   

Join Today!

Complete the easy on-line application to become a member of PDK International!

Then join our Local Chapter by filling out our application and sending it to

Click Here for our Local Chapter Application

For additional information or assistance in becoming a member, please email

This year we are celebrating our local chapter's 25th Anniversary! Truly a testament to our dedication and commitment to leadership, research, and service
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