Meet the Teacher

Jamie Beecham has been in education for 16 years. Her passion is children, and guiding them to love learningJamie. 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. For the past two years, she has served as an Educational Consultant, designing mathematics professional development for the Rodel Foundation in Arizona, writing curriculum for Kids an Hope National Organization, and working with parents to develop individual intervention plans for homeschooling and extra support.



  • 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