Helms Middle School

Ms. Bean would open our English Language Development Department meetings with a “Mindful Minute.” Beginning in this way helped us to release any lingering tensions from the day and prepared us to focus our full attention on one another…In the anthology she published
at the end of this school year entitled “Same Boat,” the depth and vulnerability in her students’ work truly speaks for itself…“Same Boat” demonstrates Ms. Bean’s ability to inspire students to give voice to their struggles and trauma and, in so doing, begin
to cope with them.”