Betsy Fera

Senior Specialist, West

Betsy Fera serves as a Senior Specialist for the West Team at NIET. Betsy brings over 25 years of experience in public education, starting her career as a classroom teacher and taking on various roles throughout the years. Betsy has been affiliated with NIET since the early 2000’s, having served as a Master Teacher in the pilot program for TAP in Arizona. She also was a Director of the TIF grant with Arizona State University which partnered with NIET. Through that role, Betsy helped further foster partnerships with schools across the state. Most recently, Betsy served as Executive Director of Horizon Honors Schools for the past 13 years.

Betsy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holding both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. She also completed her National Board Certification. Betsy has a passion for education and commitment to helping all students achieve their goals.

 Betsy  Fera

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I have personally witnessed the outcomes achieved by schools that adopt the systems of NIET. The mission of NIET closely aligns with my core values and beliefs and I love seeing the positive impact of student achievement across all schools. I enjoy working with partner schools and supporting teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators. NIET continues to respond to needs in schools with high quality resources and trainings. It is truly an honor to collaborate with a team of skilled educators within my team and the broader NIET organization to support my ability to better support the schools I support.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends while trying to get out in the outdoors. One of my favorite activities is paddle boarding which allows me the opportunity to cool off in the hot Arizona summer months. I love hiking and running, and my goal is to run the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in every city that hosts the event.