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Dr. Donna M. Beegle

Academic Coach

Portland's Roosevelt High School

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Portland's Roosevelt High School

Background Information

Employment History

CNN

City Club of Cleveland

President

Communication Across Barriers

Affiliations

Member
Western Region Education Service Alliance

Board Member
American Association of Service Coordinators

Founder
Poverty Institute

Board Member
Amarillo Area Foundation

US Secretary
People

Founder
PovertyBridge Opportunity Community

Board Member
PovertyBridge Opportunity Community

Education

Doctoral Degree

Portland State University

Doctorate

Educational Leadership

Portland State University

Master's degree

Communication

associate's degree

Mt. Hood Community College

bachelor's degree

communications

University of Portland

degree

Web References (196 Total References)


Overcoming Poverty with Education | Communication Across Barriers

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Former welfare mother Donna Beegle tells a standing-room crowd of school board members how her family scraped by on $408 a month.

Food stamps kept meals coming, and government aid covered $395 in rent. That wasn't enough. The single mom of two, a ninth-grade dropout, was evicted.
Eighteen years later, Beegle sees education as her ticket out of poverty. Armed with a doctorate in education, she starts this week as an academic coach at Portland's Roosevelt High School. Roosevelt, where more than half the students are from low-income families, is the only regular high school in Oregon to be rated as "unacceptable" by state educators for chronic low achievement.
Beegle's new job is a natural progression from her work training educators, public health workers and others how to work with families that come from backgrounds like hers. She has been hired with federal money from the No Child Left Behind law, which has targeted Roosevelt and two other low-achieving Portland high schools that receive federal aid for serving poor children.
Beegle sees her upbringing -- struggling to make ends meet, constant moving, teachers with middle-class values that didn't match hers -- as requisite training for the job.
Because many educators haven't lived in poverty, Beegle says, they don't grasp its root causes, effect on children and sometimes crippling effect on academic performance.
...
We're not taking into consideration the context in which they're living," says Beegle, blond hair touching her shoulders. "Think about it.
...
Beegle applauds Roosevelt's staff for their efforts in the classroom and to support students with chaotic lives at home. She says raising achievement among kids in poverty is so tough because many think they can't succeed.
"That's part of the programming of poverty," Beegle says. "Changing that to hope and possibility rather than defeat is huge.
Born in Phoenix, Beegle moved to Oregon at age 12. Her family, led by an alcoholic father and a mother with an eighth-grade education, followed fruit crops throughout the Willamette Valley before settling in Portland.
...
By 17, Donna Beegle had a daughter, Jennifer. Two years later, she gave birth to a son, Danny.


Overcoming Poverty with Education | Communication Across Barriers

combarriers.com [cached]

Former welfare mother Donna Beegle tells a standing-room crowd of school board members how her family scraped by on $408 a month.

Food stamps kept meals coming, and government aid covered $395 in rent. That wasn't enough. The single mom of two, a ninth-grade dropout, was evicted.
Eighteen years later, Beegle sees education as her ticket out of poverty. Armed with a doctorate in education, she starts this week as an academic coach at Portland's Roosevelt High School. Roosevelt, where more than half the students are from low-income families, is the only regular high school in Oregon to be rated as "unacceptable" by state educators for chronic low achievement.
Beegle's new job is a natural progression from her work training educators, public health workers and others how to work with families that come from backgrounds like hers. She has been hired with federal money from the No Child Left Behind law, which has targeted Roosevelt and two other low-achieving Portland high schools that receive federal aid for serving poor children.
Beegle sees her upbringing -- struggling to make ends meet, constant moving, teachers with middle-class values that didn't match hers -- as requisite training for the job.
Because many educators haven't lived in poverty, Beegle says, they don't grasp its root causes, effect on children and sometimes crippling effect on academic performance.
...
We're not taking into consideration the context in which they're living," says Beegle, blond hair touching her shoulders. "Think about it.
...
Beegle applauds Roosevelt's staff for their efforts in the classroom and to support students with chaotic lives at home. She says raising achievement among kids in poverty is so tough because many think they can't succeed.
"That's part of the programming of poverty," Beegle says. "Changing that to hope and possibility rather than defeat is huge.
Born in Phoenix, Beegle moved to Oregon at age 12. Her family, led by an alcoholic father and a mother with an eighth-grade education, followed fruit crops throughout the Willamette Valley before settling in Portland.
...
By 17, Donna Beegle had a daughter, Jennifer. Two years later, she gave birth to a son, Danny.


"The Monday Profile Overcoming Poverty with Education"

www.combarriers.com [cached]

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Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
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Former welfare mother Donna Beegle tells a standing-room crowd of school board members how her family scraped by on $408 a month.
Food stamps kept meals coming, and government aid covered $395 in rent.That wasn't enough.The single mom of two, a ninth-grade dropout, was evicted.
Eighteen years later, Beegle sees education as her ticket out of poverty.Armed with a doctorate in education, she starts this week as an academic coach at Portland's Roosevelt High School.Roosevelt, where more than half the students are from low-income families, is the only regular high school in Oregon to be rated as "unacceptable" by state educators for chronic low achievement.
Beegle's new job is a natural progression from her work training educators, public health workers and others how to work with families that come from backgrounds like hers.She has been hired with federal money from the No Child Left Behind law, which has targeted Roosevelt and two other low-achieving Portland high schools that receive federal aid for serving poor children.
Beegle sees her upbringing -- struggling to make ends meet, constant moving, teachers with middle-class values that didn't match hers -- as requisite training for the job.
Because many educators haven't lived in poverty, Beegle says, they don't grasp its root causes, effect on children and sometimes crippling effect on academic performance.
...
We're not taking into consideration the context in which they're living," says Beegle, blond hair touching her shoulders."Think about it.
...
Beegle applauds Roosevelt's staff for their efforts in the classroom and to support students with chaotic lives at home.She says raising achievement among kids in poverty is so tough because many think they can't succeed.
"That's part of the programming of poverty," Beegle says."Changing that to hope and possibility rather than defeat is huge.
Born in Phoenix, Beegle moved to Oregon at age 12.Her family, led by an alcoholic father and a mother with an eighth-grade education, followed fruit crops throughout the Willamette Valley before settling in Portland.
...
By 17, Donna Beegle had a daughter, Jennifer.Two years later, she gave birth to a son, Danny.


Dr. Donna ...

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Dr. Donna Beegle

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Dr. Donna M. Beegle grew up in generational, migrant labor poverty. How can leaders and educators can improve outcomes for students and families who live in the crisis of poverty?
Donna shares an insider views and illuminates practical strategies for changing the statistics that students living in poverty overwhelmingly do not get an education.
...
Donna M. Beegle, Ed.D. is an authentic voice who speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty. Donna is the author of "See Poverty, Be The Difference," and "An Action Approach to Educating Students Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty. Donna brings unique insights from having grown up in generational poverty in America and of studying poverty for more than 20 years.
Donna has worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies, and other organizations across the nation who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty. Donna was selected 2008 National Speaker of the Year by the New Mexico State Bar Foundation. In 2010, Portland State University's School of Social Work dedicated the Donna M. Beegle Community Classrooms in her honor. In 2011, Donna received the 2011 Oregon award for excellence in ethical business practice. Donna's response was, "I am proud to live in a state where fighting poverty is the ethical thing to do."
Donna is the only member of her family who has not been incarcerated. After growing up in generational migrant labor poverty, leaving school for marriage at 15, having two children and continuing to cope with poverty, she found herself at 25, with no husband, little education, and no job skills. What followed were: self-confidence, a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. (with honors) in Communications, a Master's Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies (with honors), and completion of a Doctorate Degree.
Donna is president of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm devoted to improving communication and relationships across poverty barriers. Donna is also founder of The Poverty Bridge Project, which provides direct opportunities for people living in the crisis of poverty.


Dr. Donna ...

www.oregoneta.org [cached]

Dr. Donna Beegle

...
Dr. Donna M. Beegle grew up in generational, migrant labor poverty. How can leaders and educators can improve outcomes for students and families who live in the crisis of poverty?
Donna shares an insider views and illuminates practical strategies for changing the statistics that students living in poverty overwhelmingly do not get an education.
...
Donna M. Beegle, Ed.D. is an authentic voice who speaks, writes and trains across the nation to break the iron cage of poverty. Donna is the author of "See Poverty, Be The Difference," and "An Action Approach to Educating Students Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty. Donna brings unique insights from having grown up in generational poverty in America and of studying poverty for more than 20 years.
Donna has worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies, and other organizations across the nation who want to make a difference for those living in the crisis of poverty. Donna was selected 2008 National Speaker of the Year by the New Mexico State Bar Foundation. In 2010, Portland State University's School of Social Work dedicated the Donna M. Beegle Community Classrooms in her honor. In 2011, Donna received the 2011 Oregon award for excellence in ethical business practice. Donna's response was, "I am proud to live in a state where fighting poverty is the ethical thing to do."
Donna is the only member of her family who has not been incarcerated. After growing up in generational migrant labor poverty, leaving school for marriage at 15, having two children and continuing to cope with poverty, she found herself at 25, with no husband, little education, and no job skills. What followed were: self-confidence, a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. (with honors) in Communications, a Master's Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies (with honors), and completion of a Doctorate Degree.
Donna is president of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm devoted to improving communication and relationships across poverty barriers. Donna is also founder of The Poverty Bridge Project, which provides direct opportunities for people living in the crisis of poverty.

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