Ms. Beals has recently, and happily, joined the staff at Short Avenue Elementary in the Special Day Class. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Bachelor's of Arts in Speech Education and a Minor in Art from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She has some post graduate work in English at CSUN, and has taught English as a Second Language during the summers to students from all over the world. Ms. Beals is now working on her Education Specialist Credential through the District Intern Program at LAUSD. She has taught, tutored and subbed in every grade level. She enjoys teaching, creating unique learning games, and working with students of all ages. Besides teaching, she enjoys learning new things! Her hobbies include writing poetry, art, reading novels, traveling, and watching movies.