Bettye Eldridge


Bettye Eldridge BS ’70, MAT ’75 was married with two children when she received her undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark. She moved immediately into teaching with Portland Public Schools. While maintaining her house, children, husband, and teaching job, she enrolled in L&C master’s degree program in education. She credits “a great babysitter” with helping her succeed. Eldridge taught at both the elementary and middle school levels. She retired after a nearly 22-year education career and remains in the Portland area.