Phone: 816-316-7990


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kathleen Beard

2rd grade teacher

(816) 316-3990


Years of teaching experience:

20 + years


Area of expertise

Elementary Education Grades 1-6        Certificate in Gifted Education


Educational background

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.

Personal Interests

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.