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Elizabeth "Betsy" Potts

English teacher/Alumnae Director at La Reina High School (Retired)

Raised in Tucson Arizona, Betsy is the second oldest of ten siblings. She graduated from the University of Arizona and began her teaching career at Tucson High School. When she and her husband moved to Thousand Oaks, Betsy earned her CA teaching credential and began a 42 year career at La Reina High School where she taught English, served as English Department Chair, Academic Decathlon Coach, Alumnae Director, etc., etc. She retired in 2015 and does volunteer work in her community. She has three children and nine grandchildren.

Why did you agree to serve on the Lucille Rader Education Foundation Board?

My friend, former colleague, and fellow Board Member, Mary Anne Hedrick, asked me to consider serving on the board. A number of years ago, I met Lucille Rader at La Reina when she was launching her scholarship. Impressed by her desire to help young women and by her commitment to athletic and scholastic excellence, I encouraged my students who met the criteria to apply. As a former English teacher, I was also pleased that students had to write an essay and be interviewed. Since then, a number of our students have won this scholarship. Each student selected has been an exemplary woman of character and faith. It is an honor to be part of this Board and to be able to help young women meet their academic dreams.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Potts