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Mr. James Beam

 

Year Appointed: 2006
University of Maine, Earth Science Education, Biology minor – B.S.
University of Maine, Oceanography – M.S.

 

Mr. Beam has always had a passion for science and the natural world. “I found over time that understanding and observing earth and marine processes and being able to share that with others on an almost daily basis was something I wanted to continue”. In fact, Mr. Beam hopes that someday one of his former students will replace him as the Marine & Environmental Science teacher! Mr. Beam also teaches the Foundations of Science class at CBGS.

16723324881_b449f1a2b5_o“At CBGS –it’s all about relevance, interdisciplinary skills, and making memories,” says Mr. Beam. Learning math and science also teaches students important skills that will serve them well beyond the classroom. Mr. Beam enjoys being able to incorporate field studies in his teaching at CBGS.

“The outdoors is as much an extension of the classroom as the classroom should be to the outdoors,” he says. Field studies are a tool for further understanding, and a way to make learning fun for his students. Mr. Beam also dreams of living “Swiss Family Robinson-style” in a treehouse with his wife, who also teaches at CBGS.

staff-JimBeam
Mr. James Beam

 

Year Appointed: 2006
University of Maine, Earth Science Education, Biology minor – B.S.
University of Maine, Oceanography – M.S.

 

Mr. Beam has always had a passion for science and the natural world. “I found over time that understanding and observing earth and marine processes and being able to share that with others on an almost daily basis was something I wanted to continue”. In fact, Mr. Beam hopes that someday one of his former students will replace him as the Marine & Environmental Science teacher! Mr. Beam also teaches the Foundations of Science class at CBGS.

16723324881_b449f1a2b5_o“At CBGS –it’s all about relevance, interdisciplinary skills, and making memories,” says Mr. Beam. Learning math and science also teaches students important skills that will serve them well beyond the classroom. Mr. Beam enjoys being able to incorporate field studies in his teaching at CBGS.

“The outdoors is as much an extension of the classroom as the classroom should be to the outdoors,” he says. Field studies are a tool for further understanding, and a way to make learning fun for his students. Mr. Beam also dreams of living “Swiss Family Robinson-style” in a treehouse with his wife, who also teaches at CBGS.

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Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
Fax: 804-633-5579
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12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Phone: 804-758-6788
Fax: 804-758-5434
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52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
Fax: 804-333-1306
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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