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Janice Betian

Bio

My name is Janice Prince Betian. When you pronounce my last name it sounds like Betty-Ann. But, I am very comfortable with everyone calling me Janice.

I have a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in communication. I just completed my last class for a doctorate in Education Curriculum and Instruction, and I am currently working on a dissertation that addresses charter school success.

I am currently an instructor for two universities, University of Phoenix and Ashford University. After working for public schools as an English teacher for nearly a decade, I do believe that our public education system needs to be updated. Charter schools are breaking new ground in education, and that is what I am studying. My dissertation explores the successes of charter schools in Southern California. My goal is to teach education at the university level and to find an effective way to change how our education system runs today. I think charter schools are the future of education because they can be tailored to meet the needs of the community they serve.

My husband and I are parents of seven children, six boys and one girl. We also have three grandchildren. We are expecting our fourth grandchild, a granddaughter in June.

For fun, our family follows the PRCA Rodeo Circuit. We have been as far north as Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and as far south as Houston, Texas, to attend rodeos. We attend the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas the first week of December each year, where we are season ticket holders. What we love most about this sport is the competition, teamwork and camaraderie shared by the cowboys and the fans.

In my spare time, I like to write, perform community service and visit dinosaur digs.

Favorite Subjects

Composition, Film, Fine Arts

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