My name is Stacey Beard. I grew up in upstate NY, and have lived in NC for over 20 years. I am married and have 3 awesome kids: Kailey is 17; Nathan is 15; and Taylor is 11. We also have 2 spunky dogs: Rocky and Cody. A couple of hobbies I really enjoy are running and reading (and shopping! ha ha).
I started teaching in 1995 and taught 6th grade (1 year), 4th grade (4 years), and was a Math Specialist (2 years). Then, after having my second child, I decided to stay home with our kids while they were little. After staying home for 6 years, I returned to teaching in January 2008, where I taught 3rd (1 year), 4th (1 year), and 5th grade (4 years).
Now, this will be my fifth year back in 4th grade and am soooo excited about it. I think 4th graders are pretty cool. I love how 4th graders think and love to challenge them to think even more. It is going to be a great year!!