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Phone: 540-752-4441


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Mrs. Beard



Welcome to fifth grade! My name is Elena Beard. Originally, I am from Philadelphia but Stafford is now my home. I’ve been teaching for over 23 years and the excitement of teaching and meeting new students has not changed! Most of my teaching career has been here at Hartwood Elementary. During my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, and hanging out with my grandchildren.

For many years, my philosophy in teaching has been that all children can learn in their own unique way. It is important to tap into their learning style and make the learning process successful for them. I believe in zero tolerance for bullying. It is important for all students to be respectful, cooperative, and collaborative with each other. When my students walk into my classroom, I want them to feel safe and secure. I look forward to a very productive school year with many fun-filled learning activities!