Scott Elliott, Brian Bettis

Bethel Principal Brian Bettis (right) accepts his award as the Watauga County Schools Principal of the Year alongside Superintendent Scott Elliott (left).

BETHEL — Bethel School Principal Brian Bettis was named Watauga County Schools 2020-21 Principal of the Year during a surprise award presentation by a delegation of family, peers and Watauga County Schools leadership on May 22 at his school.

Bettis, who has served as the principal of Bethel School for three years, said he was honored to have been selected by his fellow WCS Principals as principal of the year.

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