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George J. Betses    




Lowell High School ’48
Officer in the Boys Regiment, Basketball

Salem State College BS Education ’55 Class President (3), Yearbook (Editor-4)

Boston University MEd ’57 Scholastic Honor Society (Delta Pi Epsilon)

Harvard University Graduate Studies

National Academy of School Executives Graduate Studies

U.S. Army Chief Radio Operator (Signal Corps) Alaska

Holliston, MA Public Schools Holliston High School Teacher (Business Education), Chair of Business Department, Basketball (Head Coach); Chelmsford, MA Public Schools Chelmsford High School Teacher (Business Education), Chair of Business Education Department, Advisor (Class of ’58, Yearbook, Student Council), Vice- Principal First Director of the Evening School, Introduced Administrative Internship Program, Designed and implemented the flexible modular schedule used by CHS from ‘72-’88, Co-Chair of intensive in-service program to prepare staff for the new house plan for CHS, Chaired a committee that introduced Data Processing Department to Chelmsford Public Schools. Introduced a field based Masters program with Fitchburg State College to foster staff professional development, Introduced the CHS Art Mural Program, Principal Successfully converted CHS to three houses due to declining enrollment, Co-Authored & supervised the Digital/CHS “Engineers to Education Program”—Resulted in hundreds of engineers from around the country changing professions, obtaining Master’s Degrees from Harvard, BU, BC & Fitchburg State College; Retired after 335 years of service to Chelmsford High School

American Cancer Society (State, Local Officer), American-Hellenic Education Progressive Association, Hellenic-American School School Committee (Chair), Holy Trinity Church (Board of Trustees), Lowell Heart Association, Lowell Human Services Commission (Director), Lowell Mental Health Association (Director), Merrimack Valley Elder Services (Director), Chelmsford High School Faculty Association, Chelmsford Schools Administrators Association, Merrimack Valley Secondary Principals Association (President 3 Terms), Massachusetts Teachers Association, National Education Association, CHSAA (Charter Member)

1963 Yearbook Dedication

“We are most grateful because he has never sought our thanks. With great happiness we dedicate the 1963 Lion to Mr. George J. Betses who has won our respect and affection, by his diligent work on our behalf; by his deep concern for our welfare; by his sympathetic support in our problems, by his sincere encouragement in all our undertakings.”