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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

President

Communication Across Barriers

Affiliations

Member
Western Region Education Service Alliance

Board Member
American Association of Service Coordinators

Board Member
Amarillo Area Foundation

US Secretary
People

Founder
PovertyBridge Opportunity Community

Founder
Poverty Institute

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 (115 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.
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We're not taking into consideration the context in which they're living," says Beegle, blond hair touching her shoulders. "Think about it.
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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.
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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"

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Donna BeegleHome About Dr. Beegle Customers Poverty Survival Skills Educating Students Communication Styles Sessions Articles News Reading List November Conference Reserve Donna's Book News Letter Contact Us

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.


Serendipity Center ยป Youth Opportunity Summit

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The Summit is based on a model developed by Dr. Donna Beegle, founder of Communication Across Borders (CAB), a nationally recognized leader in helping youth develop tools to deal with - and overcome - poverty.

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- Dr. Donna Beegle, Founder of Communication Across Barriers
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Dr. Beegle facilitated a highly empowering experience for our students, helping them to authentically understand core poverty issues and assist them in moving out and staying out of poverty.


Resources and Research

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Dr. Donna Beegle is president and founder of Communication Across Barriers, a consulting firm that works to increase communication across poverty, race, gender and generational barriers. Read her part in the CNN Dialogues event, "Today's Other America: Living in Poverty," and view her YouTube Video.


About Us | Communication Across Barriers

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Dr. Fulford asked Donna if she would like to start a consulting business with him.

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Donna was working on her Master's degree in Communication at the time.
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Dr. Fulford and Donna developed a 10 week curriculum that included a series of videos, workbooks and facilitator guide books for improving communication and relationships across Poverty Barriers.
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His wisdom and knowledge continue to guide Donna and the Communication Across Barriers team as they develop life changing strategies, trainings, and materials for improving communication, relationships, and outcomes for people living in the war zone of poverty.
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Dr. Donna M. Beegle, President

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