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Gifted and talented education educator

Betsy Sue Ratner, American gifted and talented education educator. Certified nursery and elementary teacher, Connecticut.


Ratner, Betsy Sue was born on December 30, 1948 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Harold H. and Marilyn (Gordon) Gimbel.


AS, Lasell College, 1969. Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1972. Master of Science, Southern Connecticut State University, 1975.

Certified 6th year advanced studies, Southern Connecticut State University, 1989.


Teacher, Manhattan (Kansas) Board Education, 1972-1974;teacher, Guilford (Connecticut) Board Education, 1974-1984;teacher, Milford (Connecticut) Board Education, since 1984. Mentor, cooperative teacher state department and Milford Public Schools, since 1986. State assessor Connecticut State Department Education, since 1990.

Leader summer institute forteaching, learning Area Cooperative Educated Svc., Hamden, 1990.


  • Certified nursery and elementary teacher, Connecticut.


  • Other Work

    • Researcher in field. Co-author: Families and School Study, 1979, Yale Interviewer for Study on Health, 1980.


Active B'nai Birth Women Organization, Hamden, 1977-1982, League Women Voters, 1981, Community Computer Company, New Haven, 1982-1984, Task Force for Infant Health, 1984, Jewish Women's Awareness Leaders Study Group, New Haven, since 1983, workshops on thinking to various groups. Member National Education Association, Association Education for Gifted Underachieving Students (treasurer 1989-1990), Connecticut Association Gifted Education, Connecticut Education Network Talented and Gifted, Milford Education Association, Milford Association Gifted Education (teacher representative), Shoreline Association Gifted, Guilford Education Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, race walking, crocheting, knitting, spectator sports.


Married Arthur Lee Ratner, July 1, 1969. 1 child, Howard Evan.

Harold H. Gimbel

Marilyn (Gordon) Gimbel

Arthur Lee Ratner

Howard Evan Ratner