Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kathleen Beard
2rd grade teacher
Years of teaching experience:
20 + years
Area of expertise
Elementary Education Grades 1-6 Certificate in Gifted Education
2000 Masters in Education
1989 Bachelors in Education Received from UMKC
Nominated for Crystal Apple Award in 1999
Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice
I chose this career because I was a product of the public school system. I felt it was my responsibility to give something back to the community that educated me. I graduated from Paseo High school in 1978.
I chose this career because I believed that I could improve the way the public viewed public education.
I also believe that every child can learn, no matter what their socio-economic background. I am an example of what can happen in a classroom with a teacher who believes in every child.
In my spare time I work in my church tutoring, mentoring, and making a difference in the community.
I also love to cook, and try new foods from other cultures.