Beatrice Underwood-Sweet

New teacher writes and reads wherever life takes her

by Ella Sulwer, Social Media Manager

Growing up in Kentucky, one of our new English Language Learner and special education teachers Beatrice Underwood-Sweet wasn’t always planning on being a teacher, but to work in the world of publishing and writing.  

 “I wanted to originally be an acquisitions editor,” Underwood-Sweet said. “I wanted to find a way to get paid to read all day.” 

She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and participated in an internship at the University of Press. Underwood-Sweet decided to take a different path after determining she didn’t want to move to New York City.  

 “At the time I haven’t ever really lived in the big city…so I decided to go in a different direction,” Underwood-Sweet said.

With that different path being teaching, she moved to California and did her certification program. She lived in Los Angeles where Underwood-Sweet did ELL and special education at the same time. She has been living in St. Charles for around four and a half years now and worked previously at Lincoln Elementary school. She still has a big love for writing and loves to craft in her day to day life.

 “I like to say I have the soul of a little old lady,” Underwood-Sweet said. “I knit, I crochet some, and I sew more than anything else.”