I’m Betsy Henderson

I was born and raised in East Tennessee. I grew up in Louisville, TN and am a product of the public school system, attending Maryville City Schools and graduating from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I live in Hardin Valley with my husband Scott and our two children, Logan and Molly.

Nothing is more important to me than being a great mom.

Serving first as a room mom and eventually as President of our PTO, I know how important parents are to our schools working side by side to support our teachers and administrators.  As a Knox County School Board Member since December 2020, I have tried to bring those experiences to the Board.

Before becoming a mom, I worked in Washington DC. I moved there 7 days after September 11, because I wanted to help make a difference. I worked for two Republican Congressmen, John Duncan and Connie Mack. While I enjoyed my time, I am glad to be home in East Tennessee.

My dad, Victor Kampas, immigrated from Greece at the age of seventeen and has started several businesses that became institutions in Knoxville including the Varsity Inn, Kampas Liquor, and Vic’s Lake View Market and Deli. My mom Rebecca grew up in South Knoxville and graduated from South High School. My mom’s family has been in East Tennessee for generations.

 I was raised in Saint George Greek Orthodox Church and my family and I currently attend Farragut Presbyterian. I have had the wonderful privilege of being involved in many areas of church life, including serving as an elder.

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Join me in building on the success of our schools and ensuring that all of our children are prepared for the future.