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.  At UT, I was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and still serves as an advisor. I live in Hardin Valley with my husband, Scott, and two children, Logan and Molly. They attend Hardin Valley Middle and Elementary schools.

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

Before becoming a mother, I worked in Washington DC. I moved there 7 days after September 11, because I wanted to help make a difference. I worked for Congressman John Duncan and Congressman 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, including serving as an elder.

Why Run For School Board?

I am running for the Knox County School Board to ensure parents’ voices are heard. As a parent of two young children, I believe the Knox County School Board has a great responsibility and the opportunity to build on the success of our schools to ensure all our children are prepared for
the future.

I am running to replace Terry Hill, who was recently elected to the County Commission.  I have had the privilege of working with Terry on many school issues. She is a tremendous leader for our District, and as your school board representative, I will work to build on Terry’s successful tenure. I will also bring my own perspective shaped by my own experiences as a mother of kids in our schools, as well as serving as an active room mom and past president of Hardin Valley
Elementary PTO.

Ready To Get Started?

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