About Betsy Lydle Smith
Betsy Lydle Smith, of Bainbridge Island, WA, has been the owner of Virtues Training since 2002, a Virtues Project™ Facilitator since 1992 and has conducted Virtues Project workshops and training for schools, organizations, individuals, and families in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Alaska, Texas, Wisconsin, New York, Canada, and Japan.
As a certificated K-12 teacher, Betsy has over 25 years of experience in education, training, and facilitation. She has taught jr. high and high school in Calif, NY, Germany, and WA State. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of Seattle Pacific University Center for Professional Education. She is the founder and former executive director of Art Star Association, a non-profit children's arts organization in Bellevue, Washington.
In 2001, she was selected as one of nine trainers in North America to train facilitators for The Virtues Project™ by founder Linda Kavelin Popov. She was part of the Virtues Project™ leadership team for several years.
Betsy has successfully used The Virtues Project™ strategies in her own classroom in teaching jr. high and high school students, and with elementary school students. She has seen her students become more responsible, caring, respectful, self-disciplined, and peaceful by using The Virtues Project strategies.
Betsy has published a monthly email newsletter, "A Virtues Moment," since 2001.
Betsy is a wife and mother of two grown daughters and a grandmother. She has found Virtues Project™ concepts and strategies invaluable in family, personal and professional relationships. Betsy Lydle Smith has a gift of making workshops understandable, usable, personally enriching, and fun. Her style of training facilitates self-discovery and helps people move beyond their current levels of performance to new more effective communication, teamwork, and positive approaches.
Betsy's extensive experience in education has made her sought-after in Character Education training for schools. She knows the importance of providing practical, inspirational practices that make an educator's job easier.