Betty Shannon-Lyon attended Butler University where she graduated with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Education. She was a teacher for the Lincoln School in Greenfield from 1952-57, and then continued her career at Lincoln Park Elementary School, where she taught from 1969-1990.
Even after Betty retired from teaching, she gave back to the community, volunteering at the Hancock County Public Library and then, Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was also a member at First Presbyterian Church in Greenfield and a past board member of Nameless Creek Youth Camp. Jill and Jane, Betty’s two daughters, founded this scholarship in her honor.
The four-year renewable scholarship provides educational support to a graduating senior of Greenfield-Central High School planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in post-secondary elementary education. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.