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Betty Ledbetter-James


Betty Ledbetter-James

 

Betty Ledbetter-James

(An autobiographical sketch contributed by
Betty Ledbetter-James)

I began teaching in Chester School District at Dewey Mann School September 1967 under the administration of John F. Driggins. I taught 4th grade for 2 years at Dewey and became a School Librarian under the Directorship of Gwendolyn A. Brown. I remained a Librarian for the next 28 years serving at Watts, Dewey Mann, Jeffries, Stetser, William Penn, and Washington Elementary Schools. Some of these positions were shared (as many as 4 schools at a time.) After the death of Mary Wright, I was assigned to Columbus Elementary School where I remained for at least 7 years as librarian. Because of financial cuts and budget adjustments I chose to go to Showalter Middle School as full-time Librarian rather than to start over again sharing schools. In June 1997, I retired from the Chester-Upland School District with 30 years of service. I knew that my need to keep busy would not allow me to stay home for very long after my retirement. After a year of helping my husband in his ministry, as a United Methodist Preacher, traveling to Germany, a couple of cruises, and some short trips, I decided it was time to go back to work with a new career. I worked as a Personal Banker for Sovereign Bank for 2 years, a year of being a Job Developer for a non-profit agency and presently I am an Assistant Program Manager for a Homelessness Program in Philadelphia. I love what I am doing and hope to continue to work for at three more years. My husband and I presently live in a new LOG HOUSE in NJ and plan to become sheep and goat farmers.

Betty Ledbetter-James

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