The Seekers


Betsy grew up living all over the world in an Army family. She attended Elizabethtown College in Central Pennsylvania and graduated in 1993 with degrees in early childhood and elementary education.  Betsy and her husband moved to Durham in 1993 and decided they would leave after a year, if  they didn't like it. They loved Durham,23 years later they are still here.  Her husband Dan is an A/V engineer. She has two daughters. Amelia is 20 years old, attends Durham tech and works here in town. Nicola is 18 and a senior at the School for Creative Studies. She’s a Philadelphia Eagles fan, Duke fan, and lives in a house where they watch a lot of soccer. Betsy has been teaching preschool on and off for about 25 years and has done a few other things along the way.  She loves to read, eat good food and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She finds young children fascinating and loves to coming to The Little School at Duke every day.  

Ms. Itzel was born in Mexico and came to the United States before she was two years old. She has resided in Durham since then. She is the oldest of three and help to raise her brothers. For as far back as she can remember, she wanted to be a teacher and has always had a love for children. At the age of 10 she began babysitting in her neighborhood and continued to do so as she grew. Itzel hopes to start her degree in early childhood education in the near future.
Bamborough is a Georgia native who has recently moved to North Carolina to be near her sister. She has been involved in education over the years as a kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade teacher in private schools and she homeschooled her own five children now ages 19-26.  She also taught middle school children with disabilities. Before following her heart's desire to be married and raise a family, she completed three years towards her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Bamborough loves the outdoors and looks forward to exploring and learning with our children. She is a music lover who enjoys listening to music and has even made some of her own over the years. Although she will miss her family in Georgia, including a granddaughter and grandson, she is excited to be embarking on this new phase in her journey.