Maine-Endwell Central School District News Article

David Beard is the META Teacher of the Month

Sean and Dave

High School technology teacher David Beard is a Spartan, through and through. Not only is he dedicated to his Spartan students, but he is active in his community and is a Maine-Endwell grad himself. He is a dedicated teacher, and a perfectionist who has high standards for the work produced by his students. For these reasons and more, Mr. Beard has been named a Maine-Endwell Teachers Association Teacher of the Month.

“It is not too over-the-top to say that Dave bleeds blue and gold,” said fellow teacher Sean Keenan, who nominated Mr. Beard for recognition. “He works tirelessly in both the six unique classes he is responsible for as well as in supporting multiple extra-curricular activities.”

Always willing to step up and provide for his school community, Mr. Beard doesn’t settle for anything less than high craftsmanship in his students’ work or his own. 

Mr. Beard provides valuable lessons in his classroom, which gives his students skills they demonstrate in the real world. “Dave and his students have made and engraved pens for retirees, created numerous amounts of signage, developed public service announcements, contributed almost annually to the prism concert, fabricated tickets and seating charts for all of the high school drama club and musical productions. Dave and has been high school yearbook club advisor for the past 8 years,” said Mr. Keenan.

Mr. Beard is equally dedicated to his colleagues, said Mr. Keenan. “Dave has also been the most supportive peer I have ever encountered professionally, never shooting down ideas, but being a calm and reflective advisor, always willing to listen and help.”

Outside of his duties as a teacher, Mr. Beard is active in his community as an assistant scout master, and little league baseball coach. 

Each month the Maine-Endwell Teachers Association (META) honors excellence in teaching within our district with the Teacher of the Month award. The award is given to a staff member who demonstrates the following leadership qualities: professionalism and excellence in and out of the classroom; commitment to the well-being of students; high ethical standards; and civic and charitable stewardship. Award winners will be nominated by their peers.

Congratulations Mr. Beard!

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