Degrees and Certifications:
BA English - University of Nebraska MA Teaching - University of Portland
Mr. Michael Beecham
Classroom Mission: Students will actively engage and be responsible for their own academic and personal growth, in a fun, risk-free learning environment.
About me: I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. It graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1991 with my Bachelor of Arts in English and minor in History. I spent the next 13 years climbing the corporate ladder in the Information Technology Department at several different Fortune 500 companies. I was laid off in 2003 and decided to go back to school to do what I always wanted to do - teach. I graduated from the University of Portland with my Master of Arts in Teaching and moved to Phoenix, Arizona to start my teaching career. I taught 8th Grade Language Arts for 10 years before making the move to North Carolina. I worked one year at Mount Mourne IB as an 8th Grade Language Arts and History teacher, before coming to Crossroads as a History Teacher.
I have lived in Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona before calling North Carolina home. I am married to my beautiful wife Jamie, who runs a preschool out of our home's carriage house. I have two children; Cooper, who is in 4th Grade and Jovie, who is in 1st Grade; both go to Coddle Creek.