Betsy DeVos is well known in many regions of the globe. The reason behind the fame is that she currently works as the 11th educational secretary of the U.S., following the confirmation by the sitting President of the U.S. Donald Trump. This happened on 7th February 2017.
She has been engaged in education strategy for approximately three spans working as children’s advocates as well as the parents’ voice. Her passion is particularly on the transformations enabling children from ordinary families gain the quality education. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.
Her passion for education started off while she was young. This is because her mother was a public school teacher. The interest advanced over time especially when the time came for her to send her children to school. She was able to realize the truth not all the American children received equal chances of accessing good education. She viewed directly the way the leaders serving her hometown worked hard to facilitate an increase in the educational opportunities for the students as well as the options for the parents. From that time up to date, she has been engaged in the struggle for improved educational choices nationally.
For about 15 years, she worked for at-risk children at the Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan. She worked at the position of an in-school mentor. Interacting with different groups of people transformed her life and her thought for education. Such groups include students, teachers as well as families.
While working as a leader towards parents’ empowerment, she has served to facilitate the establishment of new educational options for the students in the 25 states as well as the Columbian District.
In the course of her service as the secretary, Betsy DeVos intends to avail equal opportunities regarding quality education for all the students. She aims to achieve this by working together with the President Donald Trump. She is confident there should be no discrimination concerning the group of children who should receive a certain quality of education. At her service as the secretary, she fights for bringing back the duty of controlling education to the localities and states and offering parents increased powers to opt for the finest educational settings for their children. This facilitates higher education putting students on the track to success in line with careers.
Before being confirmed, she worked at The Windquest Group, as the chairperson. This is in addition to having been a leader in the educational field, as well as on the boards of a variety of national and resident charity and public organizations. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table
DeVos owns a degree of Bachelor of Arts, from the Calvin College in Grand Rapids. She is married to Dick DeVos. They have six grandchildren and four children.