Before she came to Teachstone in 2009, Betsy worked as an event planner for a Fortune 500 company in Washington, D.C., a teaching assistant in Fairfax County Public Schools, and a preschool teacher in Charlottesville. At Teachstone, Betsy has been able to bridge her business experience and love for education. As Business Operations Controller, Betsy works with our staff to improve our business processes and systems across the company to ensure Teachstone provides high-quality programming that is sustainable. Betsy‘s talents are as numerous as they are varied. She’s a ballet dancer and a former singer and has quite the flair for making lists (a talent that serves her well at Teachstone). Betsy earned her BS in Leadership and Consumer Economics from the University of Delaware.
Last fall, we featured one exceptional teacher, Mr. Gissendanner, on our blog, but since we know so many amazing teachers, we want to celebrate as many as we can! Each month, we’ll feature another exceptional teacher in our Teacher of the Month series.
When I went to my first CLASS training, I was so impressed that someone had found a way to quantify the behaviors and things that I had been doing in my classroom that I thought made me a good teacher. Never before had I been able to put words to what I was doing and the types of interactions I was having. I felt invigorated!