Beth Lawson

 

What inspired you to become an educator, and what keeps you inspired?

I have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.  I often played school with my younger sister, and I would “teach” her and our baby dolls various things. 

The kiddos in my class every year keep me inspired.  I love the looks on their faces when they learn and discover new things.  

If you could summarize your teaching philosophy, what would it be?

To always be patient and calm.  I feel a soothing and relaxing environment makes for happy, children engaging in their work and play. 

What skills do you feel are most important for your students to develop, to prepare them for life beyond Friends School?

To become kind and respectful children.  We focus on sharing, turn taking and using our words with peers daily.

Tell us about your hobbies and philanthropic interests?

My hobbies revolve around my family.  I enjoy being outdoors with my daughters and husband enjoying nature.