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Mrs. Natalia Beardslee

Greetings and Welcome to 4th Grade! 

I am so honored to be a part of the Cardinal Ridge Elementary School team.  Go Redwings!

I am a career switcher and on my third career.  I graduated from Shenandoah University with a Masters degree in Elementary Education; this will be my 5th year teaching. Prior to my career in education, I worked 12 years as a human resources professional and five years as an environmental scientist.  I also have a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Bucknell University & an MBA from American University. 

As a life long learner, I strive to inspire that same passion for learning in my students.    My teaching philosophy is based on a whole child approach that leverages student interests, needs, curiosities, strengths and backgrounds.  My goal is to to further the academic, social and cultural development of every scholar.  I can't wait to get to know our scholars and families; together we are going to make an amazing team!

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children (1 daughter at Freedom HS, 1 son at Lunsford MS and a daughter at Liberty ES) and our beagle, Alice.  I also love to cook, read, spend time with family and friends, draw, restore furniture and travel to new places.  

Please email me at if you have any questions or concerns.