Chester County UT Extension welcomes new 4-H Program Assistant Amanda Beaird.
Beaird will be working with Madison Edgin, as well as Rebecca Seratt, Steve Rickman and Penny Handy with helping our 4-Hers grow and flourish within their clubs, schools and the community. She will also help with the other thriving community groups and organizations that UT Extension Chester County supports. Beaird and her husband, Michel Beaird, are new to Tennessee, and she said she anticipates this will be a great opportunity to get to know people and get involved.
Growing up, Beaird was a member of the Goobertown 4-H Club in Goobertown, Ark. “I still use the skills that I learned from 4-H on a daily basis and treasure the friendships that were made and kept over the years,” she said. Additionally, she was a 4-H Leader of the Dell Cotton Time 4-H Club in Dell, Ark. Beaird said she greatly enjoyed helping guide the youth through all that 4-H has to offer and was privileged that three of the members were her own children. Beaird has always loved teaching and helping others and has served as a classroom teacher, a music teacher and a GED Instructor.
Beaird is mom to four amazing children, step-mom to three wonderful children and Nannie to three precious grandchildren, also noting two fur babies, Molly and Mimi. “Michel and I love spending time with our family, working in the yard/garden, and traveling,” she said. A favorite place to go is the Smoky Mountains, and they have a bucket list goal of visiting all the National State Parks.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work for the UT Extension office and with the Chester County 4-H Program. I can’t wait to meet everyone and begin this new adventure.”