Before becoming a full-time mother, Beth had an interesting career as a research economist. However, when she enrolled her second daughter at MWS in 1988, she became a teaching assistant and the excitement of economics paled in comparison to teaching. She worked as a teaching assistant under every lead teacher at MWS over several years, observed many different teaching styles, and saw how young children develop during their preschool years. In 1999 she became a certified teacher and began teaching a 3-year-old class, in addition to acting as the long-term substitute teacher 2 days a week in a class of pre-K children. Since 2006, she has been the lead teacher of 2 classes: a 2-day class for young 3’s and a 3-day class for 3’s. In her spare time, Beth plays the flute in the Lexington Bicentennial Band, is an active member and volunteer at her synagogue, and an avid fan of National Public Radio, public TV, and Freecycle.