Beth is an Atlanta native who graduated from Lakeside High School in 1984 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Georgia State University in 1988. Beth has a wealth of experience teaching students with learning differences, emotional/behavioral difficulties, and gifted students with social/anxiety disorders. She is experienced in using innovative methods of teaching that includes integrating current technology into the curriculum to enhance students’ ability to learn.
She has taught students ranging from grades 3 through 12 at Northwoods Secondary Montessori School, Lullwater, and at The Cottage School. At each of these schools, she was responsible for developing and teaching the curriculum for students in a variety of subjects, including science, math, social studies, language arts, reading, study skills and critical thinking. Beth has attended workshops and training programs in ADHD, dyslexia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome and other learning, emotional and behavioral disorders. Most recently Beth was the Middle School Science Department Head at The Cottage School.
Beth is experienced in preparing written plans for instruction that allow for the individual differences of students in each class, coordinating and facilitating individual student education plans (IEP) with teachers, administrators, parents and students. She believes in the importance of using a multi-sensory approach with instructional techniques that are consistent in meeting the needs and capabilities of all students.
In her spare time, she loves to exercise, meditate, read and tend to her extensive garden. She lives in Stone Mountain with her husband, John. They have two sons, Paul and Michael. Michael attended The Cottage School High School and graduated in 2010.