Name: Desiree BeardTitle: English InstructorPhone: (417) 256-6150, ext. 6021E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBest Time to Reach Me: before school, after school, during 4th hour, or any time via emailGrowing up in Arkansas, I have always held a deep love for the Ozark outdoors. My family and I enjoy camping, traveling, four-wheeling, and basically anything we can do together! My husband, Lyndell, and I have four amazing children and are thrilled to call West Plains home! I am proud to teach at West Plains High School and love being a part of the Zizzer family.I want you to know that my door is always open toanyone who needs me! I absolutely love my job!!!Where else in the world can anyone have such aprofound influence on the next generation?I began my study ofEnglish and German at the University of CentralArkansas after completing a year abroad in thebeautiful Black Forest region of Germany. I thencompleted my German studies at the University of Regensburgin Germany before beginning my teaching careerat Francis Howell School District outside ofSt. Louis, Missouri. In 1995, I moved to the heart ofthe Ozarks to pioneer the German program at WestPlains High School. During this time, I also became the first teacher in our area to facilitate Long Distance Learning. Meanwhile, I completed my master's degree in Gifted, Talented,and Creative Education and now teach English IV and Online Foreign Language, as well as facilitate English 110, at WPHS, the home of the Zizzers! I am very excited to have been awarded mobile devices for the classroom, which will transfer our classroom to one of the most technologically advanced learning centers in our area!Daily Class SchedulePeriod1
English IV2 ACT Prep3 English IV4 English 110
Online Foreign Language 7 Online Foreign Language BiographyUndergraduate Study: English, GermanGraduate Study: Gifted, Talented, & Creative EducationYears at West Plains Public Schools: 13Bilingual: GermanCo-curricular ActivitiesFavorite Quotes"Give me a fish, I'll eat for a day.Teach me to fish, and I'll eat for a lifetime.""Happiness is not doing what doing what makes you happy. It is being happy at what you are doing. It is a choice.""Life is 5% new and 95% maintenance.""You miss 100% of every shot you don't take."