Phone: 256-430-0001 ext. 83244
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kimberly Beard
I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in December 2012. I have also taken some Master degree classes for Library Science through MTSU.
This will be my 10th year teaching. I have taught grades 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Middle school is my favorite, and I'm so excited to be starting my 4th year at LMS. I began my teaching career in Williamson County, TN and taught 5 years there. This will be my 5th year teaching in Madison City. I also taught 6th grade at Heritage Elementary before 6th moved to middle school.
I am originally from Spring Hill, TN. My husband, Chad, and I moved to the Madison area in 2017 for his job. Our son, Carter Allen, turned 1 on July 2nd! We also have a mini dachshund named Jessie. In my spare time I enjoy exercising and competing in races and triathlons. My husband and I enjoy eating out and visiting family and friends in TN. I also enjoy reading and am part of a book club that includes some other LMS teachers!
Click here for the Read 180 syllabus.
Recommendation required by school based on data. This course is designed for students who need support with reading related skills. For maximum success, parents, students, and academic support teachers communicate frequently to increase student success with these skills. Recommendation is determined by a student’s academic performance and identified needs. Students may be re-evaluated at the end of each grading period and, if recommended by the teacher, may be moved out of the class into another elective, or may remain in the class.
Click here for 6th grade English Language Arts syllabus.
“Sixth grade Language Arts will continue students’ growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, discussion, and reflection. Reading strategies, critical thinking skills, vocabulary building, and a continued focus on writing comprise the main elements of reading instruction. The focus for writing instruction will be narrative, informational, and argumentative writing with requirements based on Alabama College and Career Ready standards. The overall goal of the class is to increase the literacy and writing ability of students. Outside reading and summer reading are required.”(p.3 from the Madison City Schools Course Catalog)