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Bettyann Harrison

Bettyann Harrison
Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Program Coordinator

815 North Orlando Smith Road Oglesby IL 61348

Program Areas
4-H Youth Development
Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy

A Spring Valley native, Bettyann has resided in the Henry area for 30 years. During that time, she has made a home with her husband John, with whom they have raised four children. She has a B.S in Biology, Psychology, and Education from Eureka College and has served professionally as a Developmental Therapist in Early Intervention as well as a science teacher at Hall High School. She and her children were very involved in 4-H, as participants, a club leader, superintendent and judge from time to time. She was also involved in Bible School and Conservation Gardening at both Depue and Hall High Schools.

Bettyann has a deep appreciation for the natural world and enjoys spending time in nature. Gardening and nature have always been a passion, and she is driven to understand the interactions and balance of the living things around us. Serving in this roles allows her to partner with others who share common interests and continue to learn more each day.