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Betty Clugston Krone

Betty Clugston Krone, American hearing impaired educator. Certified professional career ladder 3 teacher, Tennessee.


  • Krone, Betty Clugston was born on December 15, 1938 in McCune, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Arthur Harold and Rosa Belle (McCloud) Clugston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Kansas State Teachers College, 1960. Master in Special Education, Memphis State University, 1975.


    • Teacher Parsons (Kansas) City Schools, 1960. Substitute teacher Las Vegas (Nevada) City Schools, 1966, Memphis City Schools, 1967-1968, teacher hearing impaired, since 1969. Sign language instructor Interpreting Service for Deaf, Memphis, 1975-1985, interpretor, since 1977.

      Instructor Shelby State Community College, 1981. Secretary Advisory Council for Hearing Impaired, Memphis, 1977-1981, president 1981-1983. Secretary Interpreting Service for Deaf, Memphis, 1985-1989, board development chair, 1989-1992.

      Coordinator 12 nation exhibit on deaf service, Ottawa, Canada, 1991. Chairman Southern Association Schools and Colleges Self-Study, visiting team, 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional career ladder 3 teacher, Tennessee.


    • Author: (slide show) Deaf Awareness, 1983.


    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.


    Charter member Idlewild Community Association, Memphis, secretary, 1980-1986. Member United Teaching Profession (committee member), Registry Interpreters for Deaf (state trustee, local president, secretary, vice president), Council for Exceptional Children (conference committee), Quota International (hearing and speech chair, lieutenant governor District 23), Quota Club East Memphis (vice president, president, Outstanding Member award, Best Club in South Area award), Mid-South Advisory Council for Hearing Impaired (charter member, officer, Outstanding Service award), Quota Club Jackson, Tennessee (organizer).



    Travel, cooking, gardening, reading, crafts.


    • Married Edward H. Krone, June 14, 1959. Children: Kimberly Miller, Kathleen, Douglas.
    • father: Arthur Harold Clugston
    • mother: Rosa Belle (McCloud) Clugston
    • spouse: Edward H. Krone
    • children: Kimberly Miller Krone
    • Kathleen Krone
    • Douglas Krone
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    Born December 15, 1938