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music educator , elementary school educator

Betty Joan Martens, music educator, elementary school educator. Active Rochester City Council, 1979—1982; director Bells of Grace Handbell Choir; Member of National Education Association, Rochester Classroom Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association.

Background

Martens, Betty Joan was born on July 14, 1954 in Rochester, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Russell Dale and Bonnie Jean Walters.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1977. Master of Science, Indiana University, 1979. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1996.

Career

2nd grade teacher Akron Elementary School, Indiana, 1977—1987, 1990—1991, 6th grade teacher, 1987—1990. 1st grade teacher Columbia Elementary School, Rochester, 1991—1992. 6th grade teacher Rochester Middle School, 1992—1998, choral music director, since 1998.

President Tippecanoe Valley Classroom Teachers Association, Mentone, Indiana, 1984—1985, Mentone, 1986—1987, building representative, Indiana.

Religion

A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

Politics

The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

Views

Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.

Membership

Active Rochester City Council, 1979—1982. Director Bells of Grace Handbell Choir. Member of National Education Association, Rochester Classroom Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Piano.

Connections

Married Mark Edward Martens, June 4, 1977. Children: Katie Bess Walters Martens, Sadie Jean Walters Martens.

father:
Russell Dale

mother:
Bonnie Jean Walters

spouse:
Mark Edward Martens

child:
Katie Bess Walters Martens

child:
Sadie Jean Walters Martens