By Jenny Lind Conlee
Teachers are superheroes without masks or capes. They give their time. They pour themselves out, teaching all that they know to hundreds of kids over the years, and often multiple generations. Beth Yancey is one of these heroes.
Beth’s career has always been unconventional. She taught fourth, fifth and sixth grade in Indonesia from 1973-1975. In 1981, she started assisting in her daughter’s preschool class in Tualatin. She was soon on staff as a classroom aide, then teaching the following year. She taught in the preschool for an accumulative seventeen years. During her time in preschool education, she wrote a book as well.