Recently, I was enthralled by the choices of President Donald Trump. As a first time mother, I kept hoping to learn more about who makes the decisions regarding our education system, and that how could affect my daughter in the future when she is old enough to start school. Interestingly, I discovered that the experience Betsy DeVos has to bring to the table is much more in-depth than I imagined. I had no idea that she had so much experience under her belt in various areas of business and philanthropy. Betsy has always been highly regarded as an American businesswoman, politician, and an activist. Her greatest passion is ensuring that all children have equal access to a solid education.
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I read a lot of background information on Betsy, also discovering that she is known as a leader and an innovative thinker. Those who are innovative tend to be creative and giving with their time, talents, and their resources. I can see why this position would be important to Betsy as well as those in the cabinet. It makes sense that the President chose her when she has been fighting to remove barriers in projects that she has spearheaded for the greater good.
As the former Chairman of the Windquest Group, Betsy has a strong foundation in finances and principles regarding finance in the grander scheme of how it should be managed for organizations. This is also important when it comes to schools, with the knowledge that all schools should be treated equally in terms of funding. Betsy has been active in politics for nearly 35 years, and it is her experience as a whole that makes her a great choice for the Secretary of Education.
Leadership isn’t something you are born with, it is something you learn and use in every aspect of your life. I find it impressive that she has held numerous leadership roles, and that she has nurtured numerous organizations that support education and improving the status of our schools. One of the greatest traits of a woman is that she is active in her community as well as within her government, meaning that she treats all people equally. I personally believe that a woman that is willing to get her hands dirty is a woman that desires to help others thrive.
I am astounded at her background, and I am pleased. It is so easy to see why President Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos for the job of Secretary of Education.