Performing Arts Teacher
Favorite Quote: "The only thing better than singing is more singing." - Ella Fitzgerald
Academic Support Instructor
What I love about teaching: How excited children become when they accomplish something that was once a struggle for them - they realize they can do anything.
1st/2nd Grade Intern
I love teaching because it is almost completely impossible to have a truly bad day around these kids. I often wonder who is teaching who?
2nd & 3rd Grade Teacher
Favorite quote: “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” –Charles Dickens
4th Grade Teacher & Vice Principal
Favorite quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” –Dr. Seuss
Recently read: Teach Like Your Hair Was on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith
Inspiration: Beechwood's resilient kids inspire me every single day! Their willingness to face challenges with smiles and enthusiasm fills my heart.
5th Grade Teacher
Favorite quote: “Let those who would teach us remember this: We have minds of our own, we have dignity.” –Unknown
2nd Grade Teacher
Favorite Quote: "The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers," - Thich Nhat Hanh
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
What I love about teaching: Every day is different and the challenges that arise allow me to use creative problem solving.
Physical Education Teacher
What I love about teaching: Beechwood teachers love what we do and truly care about the well-being of each child. We are focused on producing good students as well as good citizens.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~Benjamin Franklin
Favorite Quote: "The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Philpotts
1st Grade Teacher
Favorite Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Academic Support Instructor
What I love about teaching: I love it when students become passionate about what they are learning.
6th & 7th Grade Language Arts, 6th Grade Social Studies
Inspiration: The late Jose Pantoja (my grandfather), for his dream to make more for his family and his willingness to dare and take risks.
Favorite quote: “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” –E.B. White
Middle School Math Teacher
Loves: Her husband, her life, family, friends
Favorite quote: “The men who hold high places must be the one’s who start, to mold a new reality closer to the heart.” – Neil Peart
Academic Support Coordinator
Favorite quote: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” –Anais Nin
Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator
What Inspires Me: I drraw my inspiration from all theadversity I have faced in my life. What was supposed to break me down has instead made me resilient and has put me on the path towards success and happiness.