Health challenges forced a beloved English teacher to retire before she wanted to. This story of Betty Thompson’s battle, and her goodbye to Hillcrest, was produced by Lauren Dorris and Chase Neff.
Back Story: Betty Thompson was a master teacher who never planned to retire in 2009. She was the Communication Arts department head, and she left a legacy of excellence at Hillcrest.
The Focus Statement: “Little words provide huge comfort”
Trivia: Mrs. Thompson was once sponsor of the Hillcrest Highlanders, a girls marching drum and bugle corp.