Manager of Special Populations; Elementary School Teacher
Bachelor’s Degree, Early Childhood Education, Arkansas Tech University; Master’s Degree, Elementary Special Education, Arkansas State University; completing Master’s Degree from Arkansas State University
Beth Lee began teaching in 2008 and joined Arkansas Connections Academy in 2018. At Arkansas Connections Academy, she’s a special populations teacher for grades 4, 5, and 6. Here, Ms. Lee talks about her experience.
Why I Became an Educator
"Teaching is the only thing I ever wanted to do. I had some amazing influences when I was student and I strive to be half the teacher [that mine] were. My co-workers have been awesome. What differentiates Arkansas Connections Academy from brick-and-mortar schools is our ability to individualize [learning] for each student. I think this gives me a better opportunity to really get to know each student as an individual person and build that relationship.
Arkansas Connections Academy provides a rigorous curriculum with teachers who truly care about students. They really care. About each other, about students, and about families. They want to see all of our students succeed. We all have a common goal.
Preparing Students for the Future
An education at Arkansas Connections Academy helps prepare students for a world that is changing. Everything is done digitally or online. So many colleges are offering degrees online and the workplace is becoming virtual. Attending a virtual school gives students a jump on those situations.
Parents thinking about enrolling in Connections Academy should keep in mind that this is an experience that will prepare their children for success. We have a great staff ready to grow with our students.
What differentiates Arkansas Connections Academy from brick-and-mortar public schools is our ability to individualize [learning] for each student.
— Ms. Lee
Some Personal Interests
Most of my free time is spent with my three kids. We are all about sports and the outdoors. My daughter is a golfer, basketball player, and softball player. My son is a basketball player year-round. He plays for the local school district as well as a couple of traveling teams. When we are not in the gym or on the ball field, you will find us at the lake or the river or doing a little mountain climbing.”