Coach Beard graduated from Cartersville High School in 1994. After graduation she joined the army and then intended Kennesaw State University and received a BS degree in early childhood education with a minor in biology and gerontology in 2008. Coach Beard started coaching in 2011 and is in charge of pole vault.
Coach Beard is the nurse at woodland high school, lives in Cartersville with her husband Bill and Samantha.
State appearances: 2012-2018, Sectional appearances: 2012-2018, State champs: 2014 girls Samantha Patterson, 2017 boys Thomas Jolly Vaulters that moved on to college D1: Samantha Patterson
Vaulters that moved on to junior college: Bryce Marratta, Thomas Jolly