Meet May Beasley:
May is a fifth grade teacher with a passion for teaching in disadvantaged urban schools. May is a graduate of Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN where she attended on a softball scholarship and received a Bachelors in Early Childhood Growth and Learning. She subsequently followed this up with a masters from Vanderbilt University in Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools.
May participated in the Metro Nashville Public Schools 100 Teacher Turnaround Core program where the district serves high needs schools. May is entering her eighth year of teaching; six of those years having been in priority schools (schools in the bottom 10% of the state for testing}. She is also a member of the Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach program “Scientist in the Classroom”. The program allows a real scientist to come in and assist in labs once a week.
May is also a member of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Teacher Leadership Institute where the district identifies 15-20 teachers a year by teaching effectiveness and leadership.
Oh, and May is married, has two dogs, a Bearded Dragon and is an amateur powerlifter, gamer and wrestling fan!
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