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Lara Beard

Educator

Teacher

Lara Beard has been teaching for twelve years. She says she has many “favorite BRI resources, but the one I’m obsessed with right now is the United States v Nixon DBQ. It helps my students understand how executive privilege is limited.”

Lara teaches Civics, Economics, AP Seminar, AP Research in Little Rock, Arkansas at Episcopal Collegiate School. She loves teaching about the Revolutionary Era and the Early Republic “because the 18th century is distant enough to limit emotional responses, but its relevant enough to inform the present”. She continues to develop her craft in the area of civil discourse. She wants her students to develop the “habits and norms” that they need to use it well.

In addition to working closely with the Institute, volunteering in her community at the Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Food Bank, St. Francis House, St. Marks Episcopal Church, and Storybook Project (Arkansas), Lara has also served as a Teacher Facilitator at the Teacher’s Institute at George Washington’s Mount Vernon for the last four summers.