Mrs. Beth Lyons

Phone: 304-754-3341


Degrees and Certifications:

I received a Bachelor's Degree from Fairmont State College in 1989. I earned my Master's Degree in Reading from West Virginia University in 2005. I also achieved National Board Certification in Literacy in 2008.

Mrs. Beth Lyons

About Me:
I've been teaching since 1990. All of my teaching experience has taken place in Berkeley County. 
I've been happily married to Ron Lyons since August of 1990. We have four sons: Zach, Andrew, James, and Thomas.
Also residing with us are two cocker spaniels, Buster and Snoopy. 
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, reading to learn and for pleasure, running, hiking, gardening, quilting, and photography. 
What did I want to be when I was little?
     I first had dreams of becoming a teacher when I was in first grade. My wonderful mother helped to nurture this dream so that it became reality. 
Books I'd recommend to parents & that have influenced me as a teacher: 
   -The Read Aloud Handbook
                by Jim Trelease
   -Reading Reflex
                by Carmen McGuinness
   -7 keys to Comprehension
                by Susan Zimmermann
   -The Book Whisperer
                by Donalyn Miller
   -Books by Dr. Timothy Rasinski
   -Books by Marilyn Jäger Adams
My favorite quote on reading?
      "You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me."   - Strickland Gillilan
Books I loved as a young child:
    The Little Red Hen and anything by Dr. Seuss 
My favorite chapter books when I was young:
     Books by Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and L.M. Montgomery
Wonderful Books I discovered by reading with my class and/or my sons:  
 -Silly Dilly Songbooks
         by Alan Katz
 -The Spiderwick Chronicles  
          by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
 -The Sarah Plain and Tall Series
          by Patricia MacLachlan
-Magic Tree House Books
          by Mary Pope Osborne
 -Ramona books
          by Beverley Cleary
 -Roald Dahl books
 -Bill Peet books           
      (Click on the author's name for their website)