CFLE Emeritus Status Awarded to Drew L. Betz and Sandra T. McClintic
The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Emeritus status has been awarded to retired CFLEs Drew L. Betz and Sandra McClintic, in recognition of their significant contributions to the field of Family Life Education.
Drew L. Betz, M.S., CFLE, is a professor emerita at Washington State University. Previously, she was an extension educator and director for Washington State University Whatcom County Extension since 2010. She worked with parents, parent educators, and family support professionals to support healthy eating in personal, familial, and community contexts. Her primary efforts were implementing evidence-based programs for families with elementary school aged and adolescent youth. Betz served as a trainer and specialist for the Strengthening Families Program since she introduced the state program in 1999. Her community work has focused on promoting effective models for addressing vulnerable populations.
Betz has been the recipient of numerous federal and private grants for her work with parents and communities. She has been invited to give presentations at many national events and published in refereed journals, and extension publications at the state and county level.
Betz earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Western Washington University. She has been working in the parent education/family support field since 1983. She has been an NCFR member for 25 years and earned her CFLE credential in 2000. She has served on the board of directors of the Northwest Council of Family Relations and on the CFLE Advisory Board.
Sandra T. McClintic, Ph.D., CFLE, was an assistant professor of Family Sciences at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). She has also served in various roles including as a preschool teacher and a center director for 10 years; an outreach coordinator; and a project manager for the U.S. Department of Education grant, “Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools.” Her research interests included children’s outdoor play, Family Life Education, and experiential learning.
At TWU and the University of North Texas, Dr. McClintic taught undergraduate and graduate courses across the lifespan in Family Science, Family Life Education, and child development. She also published research in refereed publications and invited to present at national conferences.
Dr. McClintic earned her doctorate in child development and master’s in family studies from Texas Woman’s University. She has been an NCFR member for 20 years and earned her CFLE credential in 2004. Dr. McClintic served in various roles on the board of directors of the Texas Council of Family Relations. In addition to being a CFLE, she is also a Certified Early Childhood Outdoor Play Inspector.