Betty Gaddis

Title: Retired Teacher
Location: Gray, Kentucky, United States

Betty Gaddis, Retired Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Ms. Gaddis has been retired since 1996. Prior to her retirement, she was an elementary teacher with Knox County Board of Education from 1964 to 1996. In addition to her primary role, she was a mathematics teacher for workshops from 1984 to 1990 she served as a consultant for the Knox Board of Education from 1994 to 2001. For Ms. Gaddis, watching children learn and grasp new concepts is a joy all on its own, but she is also proud of how dedicated her school was to giving children memorable lessons.

Ms. Gaddis began her career as a student at Sue Bennett College, where she obtained a Limited Arts Degree in 1961. She then joined Cumberland College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1963. She continued her studies with Union College, earning a Master of Arts in 1976 and completing postgraduate coursework from 1977 to 1978. Although she knew as early as five years old that she wanted to be a teacher, it was her very first instructor, Miss Texi Rule, who really inspired her to pursue the career. She was the first member of her family to become a college graduate. In recognition of her work, she has been named a Kentucky Colonel, and received a Reading Award from Reading in Primary.

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