Meet Natalie Eustace:
Natalie Bencowitz Eustace ’68 was among 30 women educators nationwide selected to attend the Delta Kappa Gamma summer 2010 Leadership/Management Seminar at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
The intense educational experience was taught by experts in the field of leadership and management and included course work in interpersonal communication, leading across generations, conflict resolution, effective decision-making, advocacy, negotiation skills, grant writing and fundraising, and wellness.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) is a professional honorary society of more than 100,000 women educators. The society promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
Natalie was selected based upon her work with DKG, her abilities as a professional educator, and involvement in her community. In 2007, she was the Midland Gold Winner of the Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Teaching Award; as well as Teacher of the Year for her campus and the 2007 winner of Abydos Learning International’s top award, the Sue German Award for Excellence in Teaching.
A member of Zeta Xi chapter of DKG, Natalie is the group’s state music chair. During the June 2010 state convention, Natalie directed and was responsible for all music activities, which included four performances by the state chorus of 90 members from across the state, plus many small group activities. Later, she was in charge of various activities during the International Convention in Spokane, Washington.
Natalie retired from teaching in 2007 with 33 years of experience—27 of those in Midland ISD. After earning her degree at Austin College, she completed a master’s degree in music and education at SMU and an all-level music certification at University of Texas-Permian Basin.
Natalie operates a private piano studio in Midland.
She and her husband, Tom ’66, have two alumnae daughters, Tanya ’01 and Natasha ’97.