2017 Woodring College of Education Distinguished Alumna - Betty Cobbs (’73, '76, ’77)

Educational leader Betty Cobbs has worked in Everett Public Schools for 44 years, as a teacher for 9 years and a school principal for 35 years. She is currently completing her 8th year as principal at Woodside Elementary. In addition to her work in schools, Betty has served as a civil service commissioner in Everett, a commissioner for Everett Parks and Recreation; and she is currently a member of the PEAB Advisory Board at University of Washington-Bothell, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Everett Community College. Betty has worked with several nonprofits, including Imagine Children’s Museum, the NW Regional Educational Lab, the Everett Performing Arts Theatre, the Everett Youth Symphony, and the Parent-Teacher-Student Association. In 1993, the Business and Professional Women, Inc. of Snohomish County honored Betty as Woman of the Year.

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