B.S. in Elementary Education, Gordon College
M.Ed. in Language Arts, Rhode Island College
Beth Zins teaching career began in third grade when she used to “play school” with her younger sister. On a small portable blackboard, her three year old sister would scribble her name and pretend to do math problems and whatever other lessons Beth created. Beth’s interest in teaching was further encouraged while she was in sixth grade and a third grade teacher asked her to correct some spelling tests and other papers. By the time she was in high school, except for a short time in junior high when she wanted to be a flight attendant, she was convinced teaching was the career path she wanted to follow. Beth enrolled in the elementary education program at Gordon College and has been teaching ever since. Her teaching experiences have included public and Christian schools, preschool in her home, and almost every other grade as well, both in and out of school.
Beth has taught at BCA for 25 years and counting. While most of that time was spent in the elementary grades, she has also taught middle school English, Bible and geography. She is also a high school mentor and a former high school youth group leader. Beth was also instrumental in developing a program for gifted and talented students at BCA and was recognized in 2011 by the New England Conference on Gifted and Talented with the RI Friend of the Gifted and Talented Award. She has worn many hats in her years at BCA including: Elementary Principal, Associate Head of School, and Admissions Coordinator. Beth has served on several NEASC and ACSI Accreditation Visit teams.
Beth is a voracious reader, enjoys speaking at MOPS, Ladies’ Retreats, and Chapels. She has also led many professional development workshops at BCA and ACSI conventions. She is a life-long learner. She is the mother of three grown boys who are all alumni of BCA.