Betsy DeVos has dedicated her entire career to fighting for the rights of the underprivileged. Her passion is in education where she has made major reforms in the American schooling system. Ms. DeVos currently sits as the 11th Secretary of Education in the United States.
At a young age, Betsy DeVos was introduced to the importance of education by her mother, a head teacher at the time. She also grew to see political leaders from her hometown fight for the inclusion of underprivileged families to better education in American. Betsy knew what her passion was and what she was going to fight for in her adult life.
She did not get to education reforms right away. Betsy first served as the chairman of The Windquest Group, a Michigan based investment and Management Company with a growing portfolio of products and services. While she helped grow the company’s portfolio, Ms. DeVos also got a chance to travel to schools and see the plight of students from underprivileged families.
Betsy’s political journey began when she started calling for reforms to the education system of America. She also worked as a mentor to at-risk children in Public Schools all over Michigan. DeVos also serves in the board of numerous organizations like Kids Hope USA, Mars Hill Bible Church, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and ArtPrize. She has also served on the board of Kendall College for Arts and Design as well as the DeVos institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland.
Today, Betsy DeVos is the sitting Secretary of Education in America after being nominated by Donald Trump. Given her new appointment, Betsy is now in a better position to bring the educational reforms she has always envisioned.
Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos who is a philanthropist as well. More of Betsy’s philanthropic associations include the American Federation and the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which they head with her husband. The DeVos foundation provides educational grants to underprivileged kids in Michigan who manage to score top marks in their schools. DeVos sponsors these brilliant students to high school and colleges where they are accepted.
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