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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.


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;substitute teacher, Memphis City Schools, 1967-1968;teacher hearing impaired, Memphis City Schools, since 1969;sign language instructor, Interpreting Svc. for Deaf, Memphis, 1975-1985;interpretor, Interpreting Svc. for Deaf, Memphis, since 1977;instructor, Shelby State Community College, Memphis, 1981. Secretary Advisory Council for Hearing Impaired, Memphis, 1977-1981, president 1981-1983. Secretary Interpreting Svc. 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 Colls. Self-Study, visiting team, 1992.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform people, and so they should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.


Christians with differing interpretation of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, cooking, gardening, reading, crafts.


Married Edward H. Krone, June 14, 1959. Children: Kimberly Miller, Kathleen, Douglas.