Rockingham educator publishes first book

Counting book aims to jumpstart early readers literacy

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

Dr. Teressa Beavers has been in the field of education for nearly 28 years, currently serving as an academic coach for pre-kindergarten teachers in Richmond County Schools.

The 51-year-old Rockingham resident supervises 12 classrooms, offering instructional and curriculum support where ever necessary. And in her spare time, she wrote a children’s book.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Dr. Teressa Beavers, of Rockingham, has published her first book, a children's book aimed at helping kids count.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Dr. Teressa Beavers, of Rockingham, has published her first book, a children’s book aimed at helping kids count.

Earlier this month, Beavers published what began as an undergraduate project at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. Entitled “Counting By the Sea,” Beavers wanting to inspire young children to count — seashells and whatnot — on some of her favorite places. Beavers takes readers from 1 to 20 in 45 colorful pages.

The book is self-published through Xlibris and is available in both hardback and soft cover.

Beavers said Monday during a visit to The Pee Dee Post that she’s enjoyed the Carolina beaches — with an annual trip to Ocracoke Island — and hoped to have children follow her footprints in the sand, so to speak. The building blocks of a sound education begin with being able to count.

“It’s just something I’ve always had the desire to do,” Beavers said. “What I really did was use this same book … and expand it.”

Beavers acknowledged that being a published author also will help her attain her future professional goals.

Beavers earned her doctorate in November 2013 from Wingate University in Monroe. Her research there followed children who attended pre-K in 2007-08 through fourth grade. The study set out to find out the impact of Early Reading First Literacy intervention on students’ later reading successes.

This book is right up that alley and aims to jumpstart early readers’ success.

Beavers graduated from Richmond Senior High School in 1981 and has taught school for over in the Richmond County Schools system for nearly 18 years. She has worked as a teacher, administrator and academic coach for 28 years. She also taught for Scotland County Schools and Warren County Schools. She has been an educator for more than 28 years.

Beavers is selling the books on her own for the time being. To place your order, send her an email.

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