Betsy King / Education Service Center Region 12, Texas
Betsy King came to education in a roundabout way. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Letters from the University of Oklahoma in 1980, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She attended O.U. School of Law before realizing her true dream was to become a teacher. After receiving teaching certifications in Latin and English, she finished a Master of Arts in Latin in 1988. Betsy taught Latin in Oklahoma for nine years before moving to Texas where she became the ESL and Migrant Coordinator for Anson Independent School District. Her educational path took another turn in 2005 when she went to work as the Migrant Consultant for the Educational Service Center Region 14 in Abilene, Texas. In 2007, Betsy left ESC Region 14 to work for ESC Region 12 in Waco, Texas where she received her principal certification and served as an ESL Specialist. In her current position as Field Supervisor for the Alternative Education Program, she works closely with new teachers. She is also the ESC Region 12 Site Coordinator for Louisiana College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
Betsy volunteers her resources to Opportunity Education Foundation Professional Development Team. She facilitated several teacher orientated workshops at professional development seminars attended by 105 teachers in Swedru, Ghana and 220 teaches in Suhum, Ghana West Africa in July 2013.