Beth Dewhurst

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Stuart-Hobson Middle School

Washington, D.C.

Beth Dewhurst has been serving Washington, D.C., students since moving to the city in 1992. After growing up in rural Pennsylvania, she became the first in her family to graduate college. Now with an M.A. in teaching from George Mason University, she is in her 10th year at Stuart-Hobson Middle School, where she teaches reading to seventh- and eighth-graders.

She also spends her days engaging with families and writing grants to ensure students have opportunities to connect their reading to the arts and sciences—and especially to future college and career paths.

Beth has taught at a Title I school in Virginia and directed educational nonprofit services for D.C. students and adults. She’s working on a doctorate of education with a technology specialization. She lives in D.C. with her husband, Tom, and they have three children.

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Posted Mar. 29, 2018

For This D.C. Teacher, There’s Still Hope But Again It’s Deferred

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”—Proverbs 13:12 These days when you…

By Beth Dewhurst

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

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Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

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