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Betty Petershttps://assets.alsde.edu/sites/bios/Bios/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=8&RootFolder=/sites/bios/BiosBetty PetersBetty Petersbetty.peters83@yahoo.com334-701-9810<div>  Current Term: 2015-2019 Representative, Alabama State Board of Education - District 2 107 Riveredge Parkway, Dothan, AL 36303 </div><div> </div><div>"I agree with Abraham Lincoln, who is reputed to have said that the philosophy of the classroom today is the philosophy of the government tomorrow. We will indeed reap what we teach, or neglect to teach, in our classrooms. That is why it is critical to the progress, and even ultimately to the survival, of our state and nation that we instill in our young people the right morals and sufficient knowledge to be both well-educated and good citizens." </div><div> <strong>Background and Employment</strong> ◾1965 graduate of Dothan High School ◾ Student, Wallace Community College, Dothan ◾1983 graduate of Troy State University-Dothan, Summa Cum Laude, with BS in Accounting ◾Secretary-Payroll Clerk, Auburn University ◾Secretary, Public Affairs Office, US Taiwan Defense Command, Taipei, Taiwan ◾Secretary, Budget Office, USAAVNBD, Ft. Rucker ◾Administrative Aide, Social Security Administration, Dothan ◾Accountant, Peters Municipal Associates, Dothan ◾Former substitute and volunteer teacher in public and private schools <strong>College Activities</strong> ◾Student newspaper staff, Troy University-Troy and Troy University-Dothan ◾President, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Troy University-Dothan ◾Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities ◾National Dean's List <strong>Current or Former Activities</strong> ◾Alabama Republican Assembly ◾Eagle Forum, 2002 recipient of Olive Spann Award ◾Christian Coalition ◾Wiregrass Art League ◾Houston County Republican Party Executive Committee, AL GOP Executive Committee, Houston County Republican Women, Associate of Coffee County Republican Women and Dale County Republicans ◾Wiregrass Humane Society, Pet Therapy Volunteer ◾Advisory Board, American Family Radio, WAQG in Dothan ◾Asst. troop leader, Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America ◾Landmark Park ◾Church treasurer, Vacation Bible School co-director, Sunday School teacher, Altar Guild member ◾ Houston County Children’s Policy Council ◾ Co-Founder, Truth in American Education website ◾ American Association of Scholars ◾ Dothan Chamber of Commerce </div>