Hey CCA! My name is Miss Beard and I am a recent graduate of the extraordinary High Point University in North Carolina. I received a degree in Elementary Education while completing a minor in Spanish. The experiences I was fortunate enough to have at HPU have shaped me into the educator I am today! I was named Student Teacher of the Year for High Point University and am now in the running for recognition for the state of North Carolina! Luckily, I do not have to leave this place I have learned to call home! I am continuing my education at HPU and receiving an M.Ed in Educational Leadership this May. I was born and raised in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, IL, (Go Cubs!) but have happily made the sunny state of North Carolina my home. I have a passion for traveling, hiking, eating, crafting, and most importantly teaching!
I have many aspirations when it comes to my role as a teacher, which I am beyond thrilled to watch come to life here at Cornerstone! As a first year teacher, I could not imagine a more wonderful and supportive school to be at. This is just the beginning of my teaching journey, and I am so excited for what lies ahead!
Get ready for days filled with excitement, learning, and exploration this year in First Grade!