Betsy Devos Has Always Been A Pioneer In Education
Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos is well known to all as being a proven leader. Not only this, she is considered as an innovator and a disruptor too. She is an advocate in the field of education, business as well as in politics. Betsy DeVos has always tried to bring about change. She has always been keen to create environments in which people are able to have opportunities that would help them grow.
She is the former Chairperson of The Windquest Group that is based in Michigan. This Group is an investment and management firm that is privately held. It boasts of a highly diversified portfolio comprising of consumer products and services.
Donald Trump has recently appointed Betsy DeVos as the Secretary for Education. She would be heading the Department of Education under his Office. Betsy DeVos is not new to politics. In fact, she has over 35 years of experience in politics. In Michigan, she has been elected as the chairman of the Republican Party for as many as four times. This is not all. She has been seen in a number of leadership roles during campaigns and various other party organizations. She has also held positions of power and responsibility in various political action committees. With the responsibility vested in her by the Trump administration, her efforts will now be focused on providing educational choice to people. Read more news on CNN.
She is well aware that she could send her children to any school she wanted to. But she could also see that a large number of people were not so lucky. Hence she has supported those children for whom paying tuition fees is a challenge. The number of such children under Betsy DeVos has been growing.
Betsy DeVos is well known to be a pioneer as she is constantly fighting in order to remove barriers. Her children have studied in private schools. She could easily see and understand how much difference this has made to them. Now she wants that same kind of opportunity for others. Hence she has always been promoting private schools for all. She terms this as educational choices. Basically she wants people to be able to make the choice of sending their kids to the school where they really want to. She is also focused on diverting public funds towards these public schools.
Betsy DeVos has always been highly active in her community. She has served as the chair of the American Federation for Children. She has also been the chair of The Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors. This is not all. She has also been on various other national as well as local boards. These would include ArtPrize too.
Betsy DeVos is happily married to Dick DeVos.
Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.