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Ms. Ashley Beard

Art Teacher

Ms. Beard is a high school visual arts teacher who loves teaching to children of all ages and levels.  A native of Rock Hill, she graduated from Northwestern in 1996.  She attended Wofford College her freshman year to study Biology and play for the women’s soccer team.  While she enjoyed Wofford, she quickly learned that her true passion was art.  The “art in her heart” led to a transfer to Winthrop University where she joyfully studied and created art, worked part-time at a children’s after-school program and eventually graduated with a BA in Art Education.  She received her Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Converse College and plans to continue working toward a master’s degree.  

Ms. Beard likes to stay active and enjoy the outdoors by playing soccer, paddle boarding, mountain biking, hiking and camping.  At home, she enjoys doing yoga to relax, creating recipes with unique and unusual combinations and DIY remodeling projects like refinishing antique and mid-century modern furniture, replacing trim, installing light fixtures and painting unique geometric designs on walls.