Beth Mathers has a degree in Education from Southern Illinois University. She has been working with children and young adults for over thirty-five years. Beth has taught special education and first grade, and even ran her own preschool for 14 years. She helped to create programs for the Education Department at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and taught classes there. Beth co-founded a publishing company, the Jenny Wren Press, which she ran for nine years.
Speaking of Me... is based on Beth's "Life Lessons Program," which is in its sixth year. The program has touched the lives of hundreds of students throughout Brown County. Beth is the recipient of the 2007 Brown County Arts Leadership Award.