Beverly grew up as the daughter of a Scientist father and a mother who greatly encouraged freedom and self-reliance. She spent summers in Ontario Lake country, where she developed a healthy respect for nature through direct experience.
Beverly earned her Bachelor's degree at Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts before continuing at Boston University for her graduate degree. She is certified as an Elementary Principal and Teacher for ages K-8 and a Teacher of Reading for ages K-12. She has been teaching at the Horace Mann School in Melrose, Massachusetts since 1974. While there, she has taught third grade, kindergarten, and fifth grade.
Beverly is the Chairperson for the Professional Development Council, which sponsors the Melrose Summer Institute. She has initiated Salem State graduate credit and on-site childcare for the program's more than five hundred participants each year. She has developed such teaching tools as the Egg Hatching Unit, in which students engage in the scientific process of hatching chicks and ducks, and the Rainforest Unit, where students act out rainforest food chains and life cycles.
"It is wonderful to be able to say that I love my work and that I am still growing and learning."
Last Modified: October 7, 2004