Meet the Teacher


Jamie Beecham has been in education for more than 20 years. Her passion is children, and guiding them to love learning. She has been a Kindergarten-3rd grade teacher, taught gifted education in grades 3-8 and has been an instructional coach, helping teachers improve their teaching. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus in Mathematics Education. She has been an Educational Consultant for the Rodel Foundation and Kids at Hope.  She currently is an Educational Consultant for i-LEADR and writes math curriculum for Emerald Education.


  • Pendergast Teacher of the Year – 2013
  • Pendergast Superintendent’s Award – 2011
  • Pride of Pendergast – 2009
  • CEFPI National School of the Future Competition 2nd place – 2006
  • Westside Impact Teacher of the Year – 2003
  • Presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Convention – 2003, 2006
  • Reviewed “Moments in Mathematics Coaching: Improving K-5 Instruction” for Corwin Press – 2010
  • Filmed as featured teacher in PBS TeacherLine Algebraic Thinking in K-2 Module – 2002

Knowledge Base:

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Response to Intervention
  • Scientifically-based Reading Research Program Design
  • Backwards Design
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • DIBELS Next
  • Daily 5
  • Close Reading
  • Multi-Sensory Grammar
  • Number Talks
  • Cognitively Guided Instruction
  • Kids at Hope
  • High Trust