Besty Dammeier

Gymnastics

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Coaching Experience

Betsy is brand new to our DeVeau’s staff but has been coaching gymnastics for 5 years

Education

  • Elementary Education at Purdue University
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration & Supervision from Ball State University

Other Current Employment

Currently a 1st and 2nd grade looping teacher where she has been teaching for the past 10 years

Gymnastics Experience

I began gymnastics at the age of 3. I competed nationally and internationally for USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling for 16 years. I won the bronze team medal in the Sydney, Australia World Championships for double-mini trampoline. After leaving for college, I have coached on and off. I have also been a member of the Junior Olympic Committee, an athlete representative for USAG T&T, and I have completed two terms on the Technique Committee. I have been judging T&T for 16 years and am currently filling a role on our Senior National Judges’ Council

Family Information

I have been married to my husband, Justin for 8 years. We have two children, Makenna is 5 and Jackson is 2

Why She Loves Teaching Children Gymnastics

I love making a difference in children’s lives! Through support and encouragement, I enjoy witnessing those moments in which a child accomplishes a goal. There’s nothing better than seeing the face of a child that is proud of him/herself and that believes in themselves! Growing up, my gymnastics friends and coaches were like family to me. It was where I felt like I truly belonged. It combined my love for speed and power while challenging me physically and mentally to grow. The rush of learning a new skill and the feeling of accomplishment when I mastered that same skills was overwhelming! Even though I am just starting here, I can already tell that the staff at DeVeau’s truly love and appreciate all children regardless of their specific strengths and weaknesses. They guide their students in a direction in which they feel they will be successful.

Fun Facts

I absolutely love to run and workout. Most of my free time is spent with my family. We love to get outside, visit as many parks as we can and ride bikes. I also love spending time with my “kids” from school. Many times you will find me at the ballparks in the summer watching my current and former students.