New Faculty Spotlight: Beth Mutch, Half-Day Preschool Assistant

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern

Working alongside Half-Day Preschool Teacher Garrett McVaugh, Beth Mutch joins the MFS community as a Half-Day Preschool Assistant.

Beth comes from a family history of teaching, as her aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother were trained as teachers, and her grandfather was the superintendent of schools in York County Pennsylvania.  Beth received a B.A. in elementary education along with a certification in speech therapy, comprehension, and communication from Rowan University and Glassboro State College. She then went on to teach at numerous public schools in the Cumberland, Gloucester, and Camden County school districts.

After working with children from ages 3-21, Beth found her passion for teaching preschool students. “I feel a particular affinity for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten.” Beth said, “Their ability to express their knowledge, emotions and thoughts in numerous ways is, to me, the definition of learning.”

As a Quaker, Beth is excited to join Moorestown Friends and learn new educational concepts and approaches. She believes that all students should be able to feel empowered, an emotion that comes from problem solving and expressing oneself.

In her spare time, Beth loves knitting, crocheting, weaving and quilting. She also enjoys learning to speak Japanese and playing the banjolele, an instrument that is part banjo and part ukulele.