Stephanie Beard


I grew up in Canton, Ohio and moved to Cleveland, Tennessee in 2006 to attend Lee University. I graduated with my Bachelor's of Arts in 2011 with a Music degree. After a couple of years in sales, I realized I wanted to go back to school to be a teacher. I received my Masters in Teaching in 2014 with my  certification in K-8th grade. I was hired as a 1st grade teacher at East Brainerd Elementary in 2015, and have been here ever since. After teaching a few years, I began my Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. I completed this in July 2020, and I am now working on my Doctorate. 

I am now in my 3rd year as a Teacher on Special Assignment at East Brainerd, and I work with K-2 teachers. I am also the RTI Facilitator for our building and the Technology Contact. 

I have worked over the years to bring opportunities to our students by directing the 21st Century program for the last 5 years. Over the years, we offered many courses including Robotics and Science Olympiads to 3rd-5th grade students!

I can't wait to spend the year with the East Brainerd community!