Beth is a curator of words whether on the page or in the conference room. She spent most of her adult life in public education fighting for developmentally appropriate education as a K-6 teacher, though the last three years found her in the role of Reading Specialist. In case it's unclear, Reading Specialists disaggregate test data and create charts and graphs so teachers will have written proof of information of which they are already painfully aware. Oh, and they work with kids.
Speaking of kids, Beth is one half of a parenting team to a three-nager and a teenager. It's often difficult to tell them apart. This year's adventure in homeschooling has challenged all involved. Researching and planning multiple subjects provides practice in hunting credible information on the world wide web that transfers to quality content for her clients.
Beth is a lifelong learner who dives into research head first to provide her new and returning clients with quality content. She incorporates SEO strategies into her writing so clients will be more visible online. Beth views the client/writer relationship as key to a successful outcome. She is easy to work with and follows project directions well. It is the quality of her work that attracts and retains both new and returning clients.
Beth is passionate about education and the effects of culture and poverty on student achievement. She has done extensive research on the difference between generational and working class poverty. The impact of generational poverty on the developing brains of young children is heart-wrenching. Beth writes articles with sensitivity and tact to educate teachers, administrators and the general public on these issues.
During college, Beth spent almost two years as a nursing assistant in a private 30 bed hospital. This opened the door for hands-on experience in the health/medical fields. As a result, she continues to research topics related to the health and well-being of her family. Asthma, allergies and orthodontics are specific areas of interest as they play a role in her family members' lives.
Parenting in the LGBT community is also a niche worthy of note, especially in light of recent events in Florida. She has experience being an activist bent on acceptance during a time when it was not afforded. Beth spent years living a life to which few were privy. As a result, she now chooses to live openly with her imperfect little family in the hopes that other people will realize that families come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
In an effort to stay sane as an educator and homeschooling parent, Beth began playing hockey after figure skating as a "mature" adult. Comic relief articles about sports for older adults are a specialty. Part of her need for escape also manifests in reading and discussing juvenile and young adult historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy.
Playing hockey, keeping the children alive and well and reading YA sci-fi/fantasy are some of Beth's current interests. She is continually on the lookout for worthy homeschool curriculum, but often creates her own eclectic batch. Besides being outside working in her woodshop, she enjoys swimming with the kids and hanging out at the playground while hockey is out of season.
Other interests include natural/holistic remedies, the use of non-toxic cleaners for both body and home, and clean eating. Beth is a work in progress. Her intentions are pure as her interest stems from the desire to protect her family. She researches recipes for DIY cleaners and uses her home as the testing site. On that note, let it be known that not all homemade deodorant is created equal.
Beth is a pet lover who magically acquires furry critters others have been abandoned at the horse barn up the road. She believes animals deserve love too. Due to how most of her animals come to find her, there is usually extra time and attention needed to house train new family members, which ties into the homemade cleaning products mentioned above.
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