Betty Blair began her teaching career in Dumas. She loved the “little ones” and was content to play her key role in beginning their academic careers in a successful way. She caught a new vision, however, when she was invited to become the Marketing and Distributive Education Coordinator at Dumas High School. After years of personal business experience, she knew first hand that all the lessons for successful adulthood were not learned in class. So she took on the challenge of seeing that students who completed this new cutting edge program had the knowledge and skills to be successful in real world occupations. Betty’s love for students and her dedication to a fledgling program resulted in a legacy of success for students as they completed their academic careers at DHS and went on to further their education or find their places in the work world. Betty Blair is truly the “mother” of Distributive Education for Dumas High School. She laid a firm foundation and grew a program that continues to affect students at DHS in a positive way.