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Betsy Jager-Lee

Mazama (Pre-K) Teacher, Director of Early Childhood, Art Teacher (Grades 5-8), Garden Coordinator (

Betsy Jager-Lee completed her undergraduate degrees in art, psychology and child development at Whittier College in Los Angeles before being awarded a graduate teaching fellowship. During her fellowship she completed a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Art Education. Betsy had the opportunity to teach both teachers and children at Broadoaks Children’s School and Teacher Training Institute of Whittier College. It was there where she truly learned the value and importance of early childhood education. Since completing her degrees she has gone on to teach graduate courses in art education, pre-school, 3rd grade and 5th/6th grade.

Betsy’s compassion, creativity and passion for learning are great assets to her work and students here at Gardner. Her philosophy and mission is to support and guide her students to develop meaningful knowledge while fostering their curiosity and passion for learning.

When she is not teaching, she loves to spending time with her family exploring the wonderful Pacific Northwest, playing the violin, tennis, drawing and photography.

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