B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the National University San Diego, California.
M.S. in Instructional Technology and Media Management in education Potsdam College of the State University of New York Potsdam, New York.
Teaching foreign language with an emphasis on learning disability challenges. I work closely with students with special needs in order to build confidence and study skills in the Spanish language.
As director of the Language Resource Center at Roanoke College, I actively pursue breaking edge technology and teaching methods to bring into the classroom as learning enrichment. I maintain a staff of student assistants, preparing them with interpersonal, customer service, and professional skill development.
Mid-Atlantic Association for Language Learning Technology (MAALLT) conference coordinator, Roanoke College Language Resource Center Director, Roanoke College Elementary Spanish Coordinator, and Foreign Language Placement Tool and Competency Test Coordinator, organize RC Foreign Language Department technology workshops, Roanoke County Advanced Placement Test Administrator for languages.
Aerobic exercises, yoga, Tai Chi, reading health/nutrition non-fiction, microbiotics and raw cooking, outdoor activities, gardening, feng-shui home design, furniture refurbishing, and much more!
“Learning by experience and doing things firsthand is the best way to learn and study something,” says Beck. “You can always read something in books, but to go and do it on your own – there’s nothing like it.”