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Betsie Wotherspoon
Special Education
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Betsie Wotherspoon began teaching in the Identified Needs Program at Fairfield High School in 1995. She currently teaches Reading, Vocational Skills, and Resource as well as Inclusion English 9, English 10, and English 11 classes. Mrs. Wotherspoon is the director for the fall and spring plays and is the sponsor of Fairfield High School Thespian Troupe #544. She also coaches FHS students for the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group and Individual Events contests. Mrs. Wotherspoon began college as a Communications / Theatre Arts major, but later changed her major to speech pathology. She graduated from the University of Redlands in California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders with K-12 special education certification and endorsement to teach deaf / hard of hearing. She taught students with hearing impairments and learning disabilities for Pasadena Unified School District in California for three years. Other professional experience includes working as a sign language interpreter for the State of Washington Department of Human Services, teaching sign language classes at Centralia College in Washington, and coordinating a nine-county adult literacy / GED program in Nebraska. Mrs. Wotherspoon received Iowa teaching certification, endorsements to teach students with mental disabilities, hearing impairments, and reading disabilities, and a Masters of Teaching degree from Morningside College. She earned National Board Certification in 2008. She was named Harper Brush Teacher of the Year in 2008 - 2009. She is a senior class sponsor and holds membership in the Jefferson County Reading Association, The ARC of Jefferson and Nearby Counties, Iowa High School Speech Association, and FCEA.

 

 

 

Phone: 641-472-2059 Email: Betsie Wotherspoon FHS
605 E. Broadway Fairfield IA 52556
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