Arriving at Hyde in 1980 from Princeton, New Jersey, Beth spent two years at Hyde before returning to Princeton to graduate with her local high school class. She then moved on to receive a B.A. from the Parsons School of Design and a Certificate of Graduate Study from the Bank Street College of Education. Throughout her teens and twenties, one of Beth’s hallmarks was her energetic spirit and involvement in outdoor sports and activities. This interest was significantly challenged in 1989 when an automobile accident resulted in her being paralyzed from the waist down. However, true to her intense spirit and resolve, she then regrouped only to pursue and reach new heights in a variety of endeavors. On the athletic front, she evolved into an internationally recognized Paralympic athlete competing in Nordic and Alpine skiing events around the world in addition to triathlons and other competitive and recreational sports. A multi-media artist, her work in sculpture, sketching, and painting is critically acclaimed. Furthermore, Her “Kids at Art” curriculum is utilized by many schools and communities. She has also served as an Artist in Residence in Montana. And as if the above isn’t enough to keep her busy, Beth has recently launched a new career as a clinical therapist. Beth has two adult children and resides in New York City where she continues her multi-faceted, active and artistic lifestyle.