28 min

Standing Up for Public Ed--Helen Warwick & Ted Beard Anette On Education

    • Society & Culture

Anette visits with public ed advocates Ted Beard and Helen Warwick, discussing the recent op-ed written by the two of them in response to one by a community outsider with questionable motives. Thanks to both Ted and Helen for their pub ed advocacy and years of service! Learn more below.

Ted Beard Bio

Theodore “Ted” Beard was elected to the Longview ISD Board in 1998 and has served in various capacities, including assistant secretary, secretary, vice-president, and twice as president.He earned a bachelor’s in human services from LeTourneau University. Beard is a retired sergeant major from the United States Army and a combat veteran of Desert Shield/Storm, in which he was awarded the Bronze Star,  and also an Iraqi Freedom veteran. He also retired from the Social Security Administration, where he worked as a technical expert and also as a collateral duty equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselor.Ted currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).  Also in 2007, he was appointed to the TASB Risk Management Fund Board and currently serves as chair. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership TASB and a past president and current member of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members.Ted and his wife Rosalind are the parents of three sons and two daughters.

Helen Warwick Bio

Helen Warwick served as a Trustee for Marshall ISD for 17 years, where she served as Board President for many years. She is a proud graduate of Leadership TASB Class of 2014. Advocating for the public schools of Texas and the nation is a passion that strengthened through her involvement in the Leadership TASB program.

Helen’s involvement with the students of Marshall ISD is extensive. She has served the students and the community through her involvement in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Helen has held leadership positions in the PTA from the local to state levels, including campus level, City Council PTA, Area 13 PTA and the Texas State PTA Board. She has also been awarded a Texas Life Membership. Helen continues to volunteer in the classroom through the Junior Achievement program, as she has for the past 20 years. She enjoys being invited to campuses and interacting with the students.

Helen has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters of Education. She taught Kindergarten and worked as a substitute teacher. She also served on Site Based Decision Making Teams and School Improvement Committees as well as the Marshall ISD School Health Advisory Council. She is a past Cub Scout leader and Girl Scout leader. The Girl Scouts recognized her as an Outstanding Leader. As a Girl Scout leader, she participated in a statewide curriculum review committee.

She is also a regular volunteer with the local food pantry within Mission Marshall and serves as a tutor with the Harrison County-Marshall Literacy Council. Helen and her husband, Mike, have two children who are both proud and successful graduates of Marshall ISD.

Episode produced by Darwin Carlisle. Music by Bret Boyer.

Anette visits with public ed advocates Ted Beard and Helen Warwick, discussing the recent op-ed written by the two of them in response to one by a community outsider with questionable motives. Thanks to both Ted and Helen for their pub ed advocacy and years of service! Learn more below.

Ted Beard Bio

Theodore “Ted” Beard was elected to the Longview ISD Board in 1998 and has served in various capacities, including assistant secretary, secretary, vice-president, and twice as president.He earned a bachelor’s in human services from LeTourneau University. Beard is a retired sergeant major from the United States Army and a combat veteran of Desert Shield/Storm, in which he was awarded the Bronze Star,  and also an Iraqi Freedom veteran. He also retired from the Social Security Administration, where he worked as a technical expert and also as a collateral duty equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselor.Ted currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).  Also in 2007, he was appointed to the TASB Risk Management Fund Board and currently serves as chair. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership TASB and a past president and current member of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members.Ted and his wife Rosalind are the parents of three sons and two daughters.

Helen Warwick Bio

Helen Warwick served as a Trustee for Marshall ISD for 17 years, where she served as Board President for many years. She is a proud graduate of Leadership TASB Class of 2014. Advocating for the public schools of Texas and the nation is a passion that strengthened through her involvement in the Leadership TASB program.

Helen’s involvement with the students of Marshall ISD is extensive. She has served the students and the community through her involvement in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Helen has held leadership positions in the PTA from the local to state levels, including campus level, City Council PTA, Area 13 PTA and the Texas State PTA Board. She has also been awarded a Texas Life Membership. Helen continues to volunteer in the classroom through the Junior Achievement program, as she has for the past 20 years. She enjoys being invited to campuses and interacting with the students.

Helen has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters of Education. She taught Kindergarten and worked as a substitute teacher. She also served on Site Based Decision Making Teams and School Improvement Committees as well as the Marshall ISD School Health Advisory Council. She is a past Cub Scout leader and Girl Scout leader. The Girl Scouts recognized her as an Outstanding Leader. As a Girl Scout leader, she participated in a statewide curriculum review committee.

She is also a regular volunteer with the local food pantry within Mission Marshall and serves as a tutor with the Harrison County-Marshall Literacy Council. Helen and her husband, Mike, have two children who are both proud and successful graduates of Marshall ISD.

Episode produced by Darwin Carlisle. Music by Bret Boyer.

28 min

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