Messiah University (AND Harrisburg Area Community College)
Beth exemplifies what a teacher should be… caring, concerned, making learning fun, but above all cares about each and everyone of her students… students themselves who will be influencing the lives of other students. Beth serves in higher education teaching students to be teachers…. By her profile you can tell how much she is indebted to making sure each individual can do their best to impact the lives of others. Here in her own words: While teaching in the elementary class setting, I developed a deep passion for students that were hurting and needed someone to advocate for learning in a style that met their needs. Interactions with students and faculty led me directly to pursuing a graduate degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She then felt a calling to help educate upcoming teachers by teaching at the higher level in the university setting. She is ever accessible to each of her students and learning to know them as an individual. In a recent class she learned of a young mother in her class who was struggling with not having money to pay her electric bills or buy Christmas presents for her children. Beth solicited gift cards from friends and anonymously sent it to the student. With joy I nominate Beth.