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Music educator , Principal

Betty Jean Ireland was principal, music educator. Certified public school teacher Missouri, 1968, elementary school administration and supervision Missouri, 1979. Recipient Teacher of Year, Missouri State Teachers Association, 1990.


Ireland, Betty Jean was born on April 14, 1940 in Hale, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Howard Allan and Ruby A. Kirker.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Missouri Valley, 1968. State Certification in Vocal & Instrumental Music, Missouri Valley, 1974. Microsoft Security Essentials in Elementary School Administration & Supervision, Central Missouri State University, 1979.


Public school teacher Tina-Avalon School, Tina, Missouri, 1967—1974. Vocal & instrumental music teacher K-12 Wheeling R-V School, 1975—1993, elementary principal and assistant High School principal, 1979—1992. Principal Crest Ridge R-7 Elementary School, Centerview, 1993—1996.

Celebrity auctioneer Kansas City Public television, Missouri, 1990, council president, 1990—1993, board member, Missouri, 1990—1993.


  • Certified public school teacher Missouri, 1968, elementary school administration and supervision Missouri, 1979.


4-H leader Bosworth Fireballs, Missouri, 1967—1989. Pianist Bosworth Baptist Church, since 1959, secretary/treasurer, since 1990. Church camp co-director Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly, Chillicothe.

Secretary Carroll Baptist Association, since 2004. Board directors, treasurer Baptist Joint Mission, since 2006, Carroll-Saline Baptist Association, treasurer joint mission board, since 2004, board member joint mission, since 2006. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (member veterans committee 2006, secretary Carrollton chapter, chapter regent), Carroll County Retired Teachers Association (secretary), Missouri Professional Women's Association, Missouri Retired Teachers Association (correspondent), Missouri State Teachers Association (life), Carroll County Daughters American Revolution, Rural Adult Association, Order Eastern Star (correspondent).


  • Other Interests

    Crocheting, travel, gardening, music.


Married Donald L. Ireland, Senior, January 18, 1957. Children: Donna Forrest, Joyce Bell, Donald Lee Junior.

Howard Allan

Ruby A. Kirker

Donald L. Ireland

Donna Forrest Ireland

Joyce Bell Ireland

Donald Lee Junior Ireland