Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome everyone! My name is Andrea Beecham and I am the librarian at Bess and Harry S. Truman Schools. I have lived in Webb City all my life and I am a graduate of Webb City High School. I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Missouri Southern. I taught Kindergarten at Carterville Elementary for 7 years. In 2004, I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Library Media from Pittsburg State. In 2010 I became the Librarian at Bess and Harry and have loved every minute of it.
I love sharing my love of reading and technology with students. Our library classes are not just reading stories anymore. We are using iPads to learn new things, learning about how to navigate the library, learning new books and new authors and I even collaborate with teachers and will sneak in some classroom objectives. In class you will see us moving around and even a little noisy at times, but we are continually learning and figuring out how and why we are learning things.
Outside of school, I am married to my highschool sweetheart, Josh. We have one son, Brett and a daughter, Harper. We enjoy attending church, watching Brett in football and basketball, cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks, and volunteering.
If you ever have any questions or need anything, please feel free to email me or call me at Bess (673-6055) or Harry (673-6085).