Betts Basis honors 3 educators

Betts Foundation award recipients Sarah Caro, Allison Kirwood and Montana Hammond keep representations of their $1,000 checks awarded at Tuesday’s Douglas County School Board conference.
Photograph by Kurt Hildebrand.


A 17-calendar year veteran Douglas university trainer and two relative newcomers from Jacks Valley Elementary College gained Dr. F. Gregory Betts Education and learning Foundation awards.

Each of the three gals obtained a $1,000 award on Tuesday, introduced by Betts’ wife, Doris, and son, Chris Betts.

“We are honoring you really hard perform and determination to continue on your schooling, with both equally households and a task,” explained Chris Betts, a 1983 Douglas High University graduate.

Montana Hammond has been instructing math in Douglas County considering the fact that 2004. She started out out at Carson Valley Center School for 11 years just before shifting to Douglas Large, exactly where she teaches geometry and algebra.

She is trying to find a master’s degree in technological know-how in secondary education and learning with a distance discovering emphasis.

“I chose this important to be an professional in EPIC educating and studying and to be a leader in 21st Century instructing.”

A South Lake Tahoe Viking, Sarah Caro is a Jacks Valley Elementary College special training paraprofessional. Caro now has a bachelor’s diploma from the University of California, Davis.

She labored as a trainer in a exclusive education and learning preschool and held a very similar place in Wyoming.

“After working in this classroom, I understood I preferred to pursue a work in particular instruction with the university district and was employed as a paraprofessional,” she stated.

Soon after returning to Western Nevada, she was hired at Jacks Valley.

She is looking for a masters of science degree in faculty psychology and hopes to become a college psychologist in Douglas County.

Jacks Valley Elementary playground aide Allison Kirkwood has been operating for the district considering that 2020.

She is pursuing her bachelors of science degree in elementary schooling, with the ultimate goal of getting an elementary faculty principal.

Kirkwood is common to mother and father at Trinity Lutheran Baby Care exactly where she worked. She has four small children.

Betts was the Douglas County superintendent of educational institutions from 1979 to 1992. During his tenure, he founded the very first Qualified Enhancement Heart.

Betts was a staunch believer in the power of continual advancement for teachers and instructional leaders.

Betts’ loved ones commenced the scholarship to help the endeavours of district workers, who are doing the job to achieve either a doctorate or master’s diploma in curriculum and instruction.

The honorarium has been awarded per year.