Betsy DeVos is an American woman who’s known for her philanthropic efforts, championing for quality education and school choice in American public schools and she is the current Cabinet Secretary for Education in the current government. DeVos was amongst the first Trump’s cabinet secretaries to get approval just as the president was settling in in office. Her passion for education is unrivaled as she has been part of a movement championing for quality education ever since her college years. It is also a well-known fact that her parents were teachers and this is one of the significant reasons Betsy developed an interest and passion for education since her years in college.
In America, Betsy DeVos and her family have been committed to supporting various charitable causes and foundations for the past several decades. Her donations have since gone a long way to impact the lives of numerous individuals and their communities positively. She and her husband in 2015, made a contribution of $150,000 to Academy Charter Schools. The purpose of this donation was to improve the management of these institutions to streamline the running of their activities. The Potter’s House school was also a recipient of her donation amounting to $200,000. The Potter House School is a Christian based learning institution whose primary focus is to provide a decent education for children from low-income families.
Betsy has been leading an Illustrious career in the limelight and has never far from mainstream media which attracts scrutiny from various camps. All these haven’t stopped her from performing her duties in the multiple positions she has served since the start of her career. Betsy has been making significant contributions to better the American educational system, and both house democrats have recognized her efforts, this is the main reason her vetting process took a short time compared to other Trump nominees. Betsy DeVos has shown a lot of support for the Grand Rapids Public Schools for the past 15 years. During this time, Betsy has been volunteering at the institution. Through the work she does here, Betsy was able to understand the typical struggle parents from low-income communities face when they are getting their children through school.
Other than working in the government, Betsy worked at Windquest Group, while here she served as the firm’s head of financial services. She has also been an administrator at various Christian and learning institutions that include; the Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA not forgetting the Kendall College of Art and Design. In the political arena, Betsy DeVos was a delegate to the Republican party; she served as Michigan’s Republican party as the chairperson. As a delegate for the Republican party, Betsy held the position for sixteen straight terms.
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