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Betty Ann Amos, American Elementary school principal. Certified teacher, elementary administrator, special educator, Kansas. Named Kansas State Teacher of Year, State of Kansas, 1984.


Amos, Betty Ann was born on April 17, 1948 in Lindsborg, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Hubert Edward and Marlys Edith (Spongberg) Mattingly.


Bachelor of Science in Special Education, University Kansas, 1970. Master of Science in Gifted Education, Kansas State University, 1979. Certified in administration, Fort Hays State University, 1988.

Post graduate in Special Education, University Kansas, since 2002.


Special education teacher Grand Island (Nebraska) Public Schools, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1970-1972, Hoxie Public Schools, Hoxie, Kansas, 1972-1974, elementary teacher, 1974-1978. Gifted facilitator Colby Public Schools, Colby, Kansas, 1978-1980, elementary teacher, 1980-1985, kindergarten teacher, 1985-1991. Elementary building principal United School District 400 Smoky Valley Schools, Marquette, Kansas, 1991—2000.

College instructor and practicum supervisor Associates Colleges of Center Kansas, McPherson, 2000—2005. Assistant director special education Center Kansas Cooperative in Education, Salina, since 2005. Director pre-vocational program Grand Island Public Schools, summer 1971.

Migrant teacher Hoxie Public Schools, summers 1973-1976. Kid college director Colby Public Schools, summers 1979-1981. Workshop presenter Kansas-National Education Association, Topeka, 1978-1991.


  • Certified teacher, elementary administrator, special educator, Kansas.


  • Other Work

    • Poet:. Contributor to bulletin in field.


Pianist Marquette Melodrama, since 1995, Trinity Lutheran Church, Colby, 1978—1991. Member Kansas Headstart Advisory Committee, 2002—2005. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association of University Women, Kansas Teachers of Year (treasurer 1986-1991), Kansas Association Elementary School Principals, United School Administrators, Colby Teachers Association (president 1988-1989), National State Teachers of Year (executive director 1996-1999), Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma (president Gamma Alpha chapter 1988-1990), Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, crafts, piano, writing, water skiing, camping, family activities.


Married Bruce Jay Amos, August 11, 1979. Children: Darin Jay, Kara Joy, Megan Jill.

Hubert Edward Mattingly

Marlys Edith (Spongberg) Mattingly

Bruce Jay Amos

Darin Jay Amos

Kara Joy Amos

Megan Jill Amos