Betsy Rodman, from Brookline, Massachusetts (BHS, class of 1980).
the mother of 2 (Kalliope, age 17 and Phoenix, age 11). (THEY are my reason for everything.)
a 7 year breast cancer survivor.
a teacher of English as a Second Language, K-12, with a specialization in writing and literacy. I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. I have taught in public and private schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, and New York. I have also trained teachers of Hmong Refugees at the Phanat Nikhom Refugee Camp in Thailand.
a crazed, addicted knitter, felter, and fiber artist. Creator of FuZZpots – vessels made of felted wool from recycled sweaters. To see pictures and read about the process, visit my website. I also teach knitting privately.
the founder and director of KnitLit, an after school program at Haverstraw Middle School in NY. Our mission is to empower youth through knitting, literacy, and community service. For more info, please visit our KnitLit Facebook Page.
a musician: singer and flute player. I studied flute at New England Conservatory, Boston University School for the Arts, and Tanglewood. I still enjoy playing a great deal, and wish I did more of it.
I also love to cook, read, travel, play guitar and piano, sing, play Scrabble and Boggle, and spend time outdoors in nature.
I currently live in Tomkins Cove, NY with my family, 2 cats, Minnow and Zoe, and an adorable guinea pig named Luigi.