Betty Blanco

Hello,

My name is Betty Blanco. I have four grown sons; 11 grandchildren and soon will have a great-granddaughter. I live in a small town of about 7000 people in Colorado. It is on the southeastern plains--no mountains here!

I taught K-12 for about 30 years. For most of these years, I taught Bilingual/Bi-cultural Education/English as a Second Language (ESL). For the last 9 years of my teaching career, I was a private contractor who designed, developed, and delivered online instruction in Foreign Languages, art and parenting.

Recently, I completed lifelong dream of getting my Master's Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction as an online student at Concordia University-Portland, OR. I did a dual concentration in E-Learning/Tech Education (Online Education) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Just for fun, I volunteer doing historical interpretation (living history) at the Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ("Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, 2015), National Park Service, n.d.). I actually worked there for seven years as a park ranger in historic interpretation. I play the role of a captive white woman, Hispanic laborer or a Cheyenne woman. Some people dream of living like the movie Dances with Wolves, but I live it! In reality, I am actually "adopted" into a Cheyenne tribe. This has led to me being in movies. I do have my S.A.G. green card. This is what I do for fun.

I love to travel. I have traveled throughout the United States and internationally - Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, the Bahamas in the Caribbean, and Nicaragua where I first began my teaching career. I am into survival skills, and love to teach people how to prepare for emergencies. Since 1995 I have been a volunteer Storm Spotter for the National Weather Service ("NWS SKYWARN", n.d.).

All I try to do is serve the Lord Jesus the best I can and let Him lead the way. He has taken me places I have never dreamed I would go and meet people I never dreamed I would meet.

Betty Blanco

References

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service). (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2014, from http://www.nps.gov/beol/index.htmNWS SKYWARN. (2015, March 18). Retrieved from http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/