Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Beckman

Welcome to a new  school year! I feel very lucky to be your child's teacher. I graduated from Truman State University with my Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and my Masters in Elementary Education. This will be my eighth year of teaching children, and my sixth year as a McKelvey Dragon. McKelvey is a wonderful place, and I look forward to learning and growing with your child!

When I am not teaching, I enjoy being outdoors, exercising, and spending time with my family and friends. My husband, Russ, teaches Social Studies at Fern Ridge in Parkway. My son, Ryan, just turned three and keeps us very busy. He is constantly on the move and is excited to start preschool this year. My daughter, Harper, is 6 months old and learning new things every day. In addition, we have two dogs: Carlie and Bella. 

4th grade will be filled with lots of learning and growth. Your child will be provided with many opportunities to create, explore, and build up their confidence in order to grow academically, emotionally, and socially. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of your child’s 4th grade experience. We are going to have a great year!