Beth’s journey to Boulder wasn’t exactly straight-forward. She grew up in California’s Central Valley, attended high school at a boarding school outside Santa Barbara, then went even farther afield for college in Tennessee. After double-majoring in English and Secondary Education at Vanderbilt—with a stint studying German in Berlin—she taught 10th and 12th grade English in Nashville for a year before getting itchy feet again. So it was off to Japan, to teach English in Tokyo for a year. Then she headed back to California to teach middle school English. But stateside life post-Japan seemed a little dull, so she moved to Israel for six months to tutor English and write freelance for The Jerusalem Post. Her next stop was New York City, where she earned a Masters degree in literacy from Columbia University’s Teachers College. After graduation, Beth worked as a learning specialist in New York for a few years, but Central Park wasn’t enough open space for her, or for her then-fiancée, now-husband. So they moved to Boulder in 2014.
Beth has subbed for and volunteered at Hillside from just about the minute she arrived in Boulder, and she is thrilled to begin her first year teaching there. In her free time, she loves to read, knit, bake, run, ski, and hike. She volunteers with the CASA program I Have a Dream.