Betty received her Bachelor of Art degree in English from the University of Montevallo, Ala., her Masters in Education from Peabody College, Tenn., and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Ball State University, Ind.
She loved traveling and had the opportunity to visit many exciting places on four continents during her 43 years abroad as an educator with the Dept. of Defense Dependents Schools. While stationed in Tokyo, Japan, and several cities in Germany, she served as a high school English teacher, assistant principal and language arts curriculum coordinator. She made major contributions to the implementation and support of an innovative writing program and a carefully designed teacher curriculum development program.
After retirement in December 1999 she coordinated a high school student foreign exchange program in the Sarasota area.
She was a lifetime member of the National Council of Teachers of English, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Fraternity in Education and the American Overseas School Historical Society.