Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Betty J.C. Wright

Betty J.C. Wright has been involved in education in some form, for her entire life. She devoted 34 years to public schools as a classroom teacher before retiring. Her commitment to developing youth turned to higher education where Betty has served on the Rose State College Board of Regents for 27 years and on the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Board for over 20 years. Her passion and drive to influence every generation was the base for her co-founding the Oklahoma Student Invention Exposition, where Betty has served as Chair for nearly 30 years. Betty served as Regional State Coordinator for the Association of Community College Trustees for over 10 years. Her work has not gone unnoticed. Betty has won numerous awards such as the George Washington Medal of Honor, the National Presidential Award For Math and Science Teaching, the Oklahoma City Teacher of the Year, the ACCT Western Region Trustee award, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award from the State of Florida. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame in 2015.

"Education has been my lifelong passion, and I have enjoyed working in our great state to change the shape of our children's future," said Mrs. Wright. Betty was married to her deceased husband, Robert for 55 years and is the proud mother of two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.