•     Hello!  My name is Maria Beck.  This is my 6th year of teaching 5th grade.  I enjoy working with students and helping them meet their goals in life. One of the best rewards of teaching is watching a child's face light up when they learn something new.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at mbeck@augusta.k12.va.us.  
        I have lived in Augusta County since I was 2 years old.  In 1994 I graduated from Riverheads High School.  I received my teaching degree from Radford University.  This summer I got married.  Travis and I live in Staunton and we enjoy traveling together.
       
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       When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family.  My parents live near me.  Both of my younger sisters live in northern Virginia.  Some of my hobbies include collecting cookbooks, swimming, and shopping.  My favorite thing to do is cook!  I love trying new recipes