Betty Hay, the new principal/teacher at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School, will join 7,000 other educators from North America at a convention in Nashville, Tenn., from Aug. 5-8.
This 2012 Teachers’ Convention will mark only the third gathering of this group from across the United States, Canada and Bermuda, said Doris Reile from the Great Bend school’s board of education. These teachers and administrators of the Adventist school system come together to share, learn and continue the “Journey to Excellence.” The theme of this convention is “Moving Hearts and Minds Upward.”
Ms. Hay has a Master of Arts degree in English as a Second Language, a Bachelor of Art in elementary education and an Associate Degree in special education. She has endorsements and additional training in middle school biology, general science, history and mathematics. Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, she is also bilingual.
Located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road, the Seventh-day Adventist School is open to any child in grades K through 8 looking for an individualized educational program with spiritual values, Reile said. “Built in 1984, this school has a record of high academics and community involvement.” For additional information about the school and its educational program, contact Reile at 620-791-7314.