Tammy Beach selected as EC Director

Tammy Beach selected as EC Director
Posted on 04/11/2017
Tammy Beach


TO:                      All Area Media

FROM:                Director of Communications, 
                             Beverly E. Snowden

                             Hickory Public Schools,

SUBJECT:          HPS Announces New Director of
                             Exceptional Children

DATE:                 April 10, 2017    


HPS Announces Beach as new

Director of Exceptional Children


HICKORY… During the Monday night meeting of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education, Tammy Beach was unanimously selected as the district’s new Director of Exceptional Children.


Beach, currently the assistant principal at Jenkins Elementary School, has an extensive background working with exceptional children and in school administration.


Prior to serving Jenkins where she has been instrumental in improving the instructional expectations and rigor for the exceptional children and academically/intellectually gifted programs, Beach served as principal of Newland Elementary School from 2008 through 2016. During her tenure with Avery County Schools, Beach was named the district’s Principal of the Year.


Previous administrative leadership includes serving as the assistant principal for Avery County High School from 2006-2008. Beach was the school’s coordinator for all exceptional children services.


As a former classroom teacher, Beach instructed the exceptional children’s programs for Newton-Conover Middle School, Newton-Conover High School, as well as West McDowell Junior High.


Earning her undergraduate degree in special education from Appalachian State University, Beach also earned her Master of School Administration from Appalachian State University. During this time, Beach was selected for the NC Principal Fellows Program in addition to the honor of selection for Gamma Beta Phi Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and she was an Honor Student Teacher.


Beach, who will report to HPS Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Denise Patterson, will begin her new duties this June, following the closure of her academic leadership with Jenkins Elementary.






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