• My name is Lisa Betzer.  I am entering my 31st year of teaching.  I taught at Roosevelt Middle School for several years, Eisenhower High School for 17 years.  This is my seventh year at MacArthur High School.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication and English from Western University in 1984.  I earned my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University in 2004.  I  have been honored as an excellent teacher from the school district, most inspirational teacher from Western University, and Who's Who Among American Educators.  I am very involved in the school.  I have been English Department Head, Senior Class Advisor, Yearbook Advisor, and on many committees including the High School Reform,  High School Task Force, and School Improvement Grant Committee.
    I have been married to Officer Randy Betzer for 33 years.  I have two children ages 29 and 26.  They are both married and have full time jobs.     I am active in our community.  I have been on many outside committees including, JFL, Booster Club, PTO, Decatur Police Officers Wives Association, and I have been a Macon County Fair volunteer.
    My commitment to students and their education is at the forefront of my motivation to strive for excellence in the classroom everyday.  I have high expectations for myself, therefore, I have high expectations for my students.  I expect my students to strive for excellence and success in everything.  The word "can't" or "cannot" do not exist.  My students need to try always and try again.
    You are the most influential person(s) in your student's life.  I would like to thank you now for your support and involvement in your student's education.   Please feel free to contact me at any time.  You may contact via my email, lbetzer@dps61.org or call the school and leave a message- 424-3156.  I will return your call or email as soon as I can.  Looking forward to 2011-2012 school year.
    Lisa Betzer