• Welcome to 5th Grade ELA in Room 38!

    I am an Arizona native and a proud graduate from ASU's iTeachAz Program! I am going into my 4th year here at Paloma. I previously taught 3rd grade, so I may be a familiar face to many of you! I am so ecstatic to be able to spend another year in Paloma's welcoming community with you and your students. I am thrilled to be combining two of my favorite things this year; reading and the arts! I can't wait to see how your students thrive in this new learning experience!

    I live in Gilbert with my husband Matt and my adorable Welsh Corgis named Murphy and Millie. I love to work out, spend time with my husband and family, eat (especially pizza) and think of fun and new ways to teach my students! This year will be so memorable, as you have probably heard from former 5th graders. 

    Murphy & Millie


    I am looking forward to building a constructive and meaningful relationship with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. I can’t wait to watch your child blossom this school year!


    Mrs. Beard


    Mrs. Beard