Mrs. Beaver's Classroom
Welcome to 4th Grade
My name is Alison Beaver, and I am excited to be your child's fourth grade teacher at Fern Bluff! I hope to make our classroom your child's home away from home, where they feel safe, happy and have fun learning and growing each day.
I am a product of RRISD schools, after my family moved to Austin from Keller, Texas. I attended Canyon Vista Middle School and Westwood High School. My "claim to fame" is that I played on the inaugural Lady Warriors fast-pitch softball team at Westwood! I earned a Bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) and a Master's in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. I have supplemental certifications in both English as a Second Language (ESL) and TAG.
I have been an Educator since 2001, serving in many different capacities. I worked at the University of Virginia where I taught academic courses as an Adjunct Instructor and was the Director of Health Promotion in the University Student Health Center. Most recently, I student taught in 3rd grade at Old Town Elementary, and was an Educational Assistant in Kindergarten at Patsy Sommer Elementary.
My husband, Steve, and I have been married 16 years. We love spending time outdoors hiking, biking and camping. Our family also spends many hours playing board games, card games and visiting museums. My oldest son, Austin, will be a 7th grader at Cedar Valley Middle School, and my youngest son, Nathan, will be a 4th grader at Patsy Sommer Elementary.
I'm looking forward to our learning adventure!