- 2011 Induction Class
Betty Ann’s career has been marked with both academic and athletic accolades. A summa cum laude graduate in Health and Physical Education from the University of Delaware, she worked diligently in the classroom and on the field hockey and varsity lacrosse fields. Betty Ann received her master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University. She is an active member of Pennsylvania AHPERD (Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) and has served as the vice president for physical education. She has seamlessly incorporated technology into her teaching methods and was awarded the WeAreTeachers grant in 2010 for a project titled “I survived the heart adventure challenge course parent night” and was a grand prize winner of the 2011 NASPE and Polar Celebration Technology and Physical Activity National Video Contest: iPods and iPads Motivate Students in a Fitness Circuit. In 2015, Betty Ann received the award for the Eastern District’s Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators).
Betty Ann brought her passion and commitment to athletics and health to Springside School in 1987. As a P.E. teacher, she developed innovative course work for Lower School students, including an interactive heart course and Fitness Fridays, to name a few. Over the years, Betty Ann has instilled in her students the importance of being active at a young age. She has been successful at working with fellow teachers to incorporate the students’ curriculum with their work in the gym. She holds the students to high standards in her class and encourages them to be their best selves, both physically and academically.
During her years at Springside and SCH Academy, she has coached Upper School field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. Many of her athletes have gone on to play for top Division I schools as well as to coach field hockey and lacrosse teams themselves. Universally, her students are confident that they have a lifelong appreciation of athletics, fitness, and fair play because of Betty Ann’s coaching.