Hello everyone. Call me by my nickname, Betty. After 16 years of elementary teaching, I consider myself passionate about child development. My commitment is to help young students feel special about themselves and know that everyone has been created with a distinctive purpose. I AM a Teacher. As a teacher, I respect who they are, recognize that each one of them is a uniquely talented individual who will one day represent a future citizen with the capability of helping others. Encourage a child or adult by giving one of Smartuft’s “I Am” T-shirts which will identify his/her given character, characteristic, talent, gift or passion. Once his/her attributes are pinpointed, help him/her cultivate his/her aptitude to develop into someone who cares and helps others.