Betsy Devos has been involved in politics since college and has led numerous campaigns, political action committees and party organizations. She was the chairman for the Michigan Republican Party for six years and the current chairman for the Windquest Group. Betsy Devos is involved in non-profit and charitable organizations including the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Kids Hope USA, the Mars Hill Bible Church, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children.Betsy Devos has built a reputation on her passion for educational choice. She is a significant supporter of the Potter House and helps families with low incomes provide for their children’s educations. In the 1990’s Betsy Devos was on the boards for the American Education Reform Council and Children First America and worked on the expansion of educational choice with tax credits and vouchers.
She became involved with All Children matter which eventually became the American Federation for Children and educated the public sector regarding educational choice. She firmly believes education must be non-partisan.Betsy Devos is the 11th individual to serve as the United State’s Secretary of Education. Her confirmation was on February 7th of 2017 after she had received a nomination from President Donald Trump. She has almost thirty years of experience in educational policy and has been an advocate for the children. Betsy Devos was a mentor for children at risk in the schools in Michigan for fifteen years. She works for the creation of educational choices for the students in 25 states.Betsy Devos is working with President Donald Trump in the advancement of equal opportunities for a better education for all of the United States students. She does not believe s students education should be determined by their household’s income, where they live or their zip code.
She feels every child deserves the best education possible. In her position of secretary she is advocating for states and localities to maintain more control over education. She wants to provide parents with the ability to choose the educational specifics their children receive.Betsy Devos is a leader in the educational field and fights for the rights of the students. She has lent her expertise and experience to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ArtPrize and the Kendall College of Art and Design. She possesses an excellent education beginning when she attended the Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where her studies earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree. Betsy Devos’s husband is Dick Devos, a well known philanthropist, entrepreneur, and community activist. The couple have been blessed with six beautiful grandchildren and four children.