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The New Director of Early Learning

Beam 1 JULY 28, 2020 – Teressa Beam is the new Director of Early Learning for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Beam started working for the school system in 2002 and is returning after serving as the EC (Exceptional Children) Pre-School Coordinator for Davidson County Schools.

Beam was familiar with the WS/FC school system long before she came to work here.

“I grew up in Winston-Salem,” Beam said.

She attended school here in the days when students were being bused to increase integration in the schools.

Beam went to Forest Park and Easton elementary schools and to Philo and Hill middle schools, which have since been merged into Philo-Hill Magnet Academy.

She graduated from Glenn High in 1987 and headed off to college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Education at Salem College.

Beam joined WS/FCS in 2002 at a pre-kindergarten teacher at Kimberley Park Elementary. In 2006, she came to Central Office as a Pre-Kindergarten Program Specialist.

She later decided to return to the classroom and taught at Sedge Garden, Old Town and Kimberley Park elementary schools before heading to Davidson County in 2019.

Beam assumed her new responsibilities on July 13.

“I’m so thankful to have an opportunity to serve children and families in the community I call home,” Beam said.

“I feel blessed.”