Early Learning Champions 2018

Natalie Beach

Natalie  Beach Arizona
  • WCTE
  • Prescott South Elementary School
  • Cookeville, Tennessee

Natalie Beach teaches kindergarten at Prescott South Elementary School, a Tennessee State Department STEM-designated school. With 14 years of experience teaching both general and special education, she is always eager to share her expertise with other educators, particularly around creative and effective technology uses. Thanks to Natalie’s experience and her own three-year old’s interest, she most recently started using PBS KIDS Playtime Pads as learning tools. Students are highly engaged with the Playtime Pads and Natalie is excited to explore their uses even more. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood and Special Education and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech University. Natalie was the Professional Educators of Tennessee Teacher of the year in 2018 and Prescott South Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2017.

PBS KIDS Character Connection: Daniel Tiger because as a kindergarten teacher, Natalie finds that a daily goal or mantra can get someone through any situation. Using her own (If it’s harder, it makes me smarter) or Daniel Tiger’s, these little phrases help.