Math Department Chair
Middle Tennessee State University, B.A.
Middle Tennessee State University, M.S.T.
Princeton University, graduate studies
Ohio State University, graduate studies
Year of Employment: 2002
Betty Mayberry has taught at the junior high, high school, and college level since 1975. Her last job before retiring from public education was at Gallatin Senior High School, her alma mater. She has had constant support from her husband, Eddie Mayberry, for the last 32 years. She holds a bachelor and master degree in mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University and has pursued advance studies at Princeton, University of Chicago, and The Ohio State University. Participating in the Woodrow Wilson summer Institute at Princeton changed her life as she had the opportunity to work with hand wired models of the very first Texas Instrument graphing calculator, the “old” TI 81, as well as a cadre of teachers who became known as the weekend warriors presenting workshops all over the United Sates. Her career continued to change as she became involved with another new family of teachers: Teachers Teaching with Technology. She was one of the Vice Chairs for the NCTM Annual meeting held in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992 as well as Chairperson for two International Teachers Teaching with Technology conferences also held in Nashville. Hosting conferences has been a wonderful experience for her. She just keeps volunteering for more.
Mrs. Mayberry has served as a leader in mathematics education on a variety of state and national committees. In 1993 she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in teaching of mathematics, as well as the Tandy Technology Scholar Award. She has been a speaker at countless national conferences and is the author of a textbook Precalculus: A Graphing Approach, published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,
Her job at Pope John Paul II High School has been very rewarding. Having the opportunity to build a department from its inception is a dream come true for her. The faculty, students, and parents have worked together to make this school a magnet for outstanding students.