Beauzay, Rebecca

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Adolescent Counselor - Health Services

B.S. Business Administration, M.Ed. in Counseling, East Tennessee State University

I was born in Bremerhaven, Germany.  I am the 4th of 5 children.  My dad was a career Naval officer who retired when I was 7.  After having lived 6 places in 7 years, we moved to Columbia, SC where I grew up.  My dad taught high school science after retiring from the Navy.   I consider myself a southerner and lived in the south until moving to Maine in 1997.  

I have worked with adolescents and young adults my entire professional career.  I taught family science courses at ETSU as an adjunct faculty and was the Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry as well.  I moved to Maine in 1997 and worked as a home based therapist with adolescent criminals and their families. I have been the director of adolescent counseling at the Dublin School since September of 2001.  

I am married and have 3 grown children.  I enjoy cooking, running, gardening, knitting, and reading.  I also like fly fishing (although I haven't spent much time doing it in recent years).  I used to tie my own flies as well.

What book has made you think the most? A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. John Irving is a favorite author of mine - everything from The Hotel New Hampshire to In One Person. His symbolism and ability to capture the human condition in words is inspiring.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special? Dr. Jim Potts. Dr. Potts taught me Intermediate Accounting. He challenged me to be the best that I could be as a student. He also helped me to clarify my personal values and ethics relative to the difference between legality and doing what I knew or believed to be ethical. I would approach him with my dilemnas about case studies. He would say, "it's legal" and I would say, "but it's unethical." Our conversations would end with him saying, "they'd fire your ass, Ms. Beauzay." Hence I am no longer an accountant....

How would your friends describe you in three words? enthusiastic, positive, laughter

What is your favorite course you have taken in high school or college? Russian History in high school because I learned that I could like history as a result of that course and Sr. Doleretta.

I am most happy when... Running around Dublin Lake with my friend.