Mrs. Beard was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, graduating from Trinity Lutheran School. She received her teaching degree from Concordia in River Forest, Illinois. She taught in schools in Illinois, Nebraska, and Texas, returning to Cape in 2003. She has really enjoyed being at Trinity and renewing old friendships after being gone for 40 years.
Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.