Caroline Scott Armstrong Beam was a recipient of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship in 2000. She went on to Appalachian State University to earn a degree in English, Secondary Education. Caroline taught high school at her alma mater, South Stokes High School, and then taught middle school at Northwest Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC. Caroline returned to Appalachian State University to earn both a master’s in school administration (2011) and a doctorate in education (2014). In addition to teaching secondary school, Caroline has supported teachers through a variety of instructional coaching roles, including her current position as a North Carolina New Teacher Support Coach for partners in the Appalachian State University region. Caroline currently partners with teachers in Elkin City Schools, Hickory City Schools, Yadkin County Schools, Appalachian State University Academy at Elkin, and Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork. She previously served as a Clinical Coordinator and an instructor at Salem College.
Caroline is married to Maxton Beam, and they have one daughter, Junie, who is in first grade. They enjoy life on the farm where they garden, raise beef cattle, and spend lots of time outdoors. In addition to spending time with her family, Caroline loves spending time in the kitchen.