Beckie Lamborn - Retired Faculty & Staff - McDonogh School

Beckie Lamborn

When Beckie Lamborn began her McDonogh career as a part-time teaching assistant in the art room, she must have felt a bit more “under pressure'' than most new employees do. After all, both her grandfather-in-law and her father-in-law served as Head of McDonogh School for a combined total of 46 years. Her brother-in-law, late husband, son, and daughter all graduated from McDonogh. The campus where she works once had two buildings and one road named after her family members. One could say that expectations of Mrs. Lamborn were quite high! Drawing on her work ethic and deep devotion to children, however, Beckie would exceed those expectations and, in 2019, received the Louis E. “Doc” Lamborn Teaching Chair for accomplishments that are all her own.

As the art teacher for McDonogh’s youngest students, Beckie has a special appreciation for their innocence and joy. Her overriding passion has been to support children in telling their stories through art. Within the walls of her art room, Beckie’s students have created charming creatures like fabric puppets and box animals, or fanciful figures like the images in family portraits. Hundreds of her papier mache eagles still fly in children’s bedrooms all around Baltimore! Beckie is adept at providing children with activities that pique their interests, engage their imaginations, and provide them results that make them proud.

Not everyone knows that Beckie is an athlete as well as an artist. In college, she played field hockey, basketball, and tennis. She was inducted into Albright College’s Athletic Hall of Fame the same year as her father! Since coming to McDonogh, she has coached Middle School field hockey, basketball, tennis, and softball as well as Upper School JV softball. As a coach, she tries to give each student a chance to gain and develop new skills, make mistakes, learn, grow, and have fun.

We have probably embarrassed Beckie with all this fanfare. She avoids the spotlight, always directing it somewhere else. She deserves our heartfelt thanks, though, for her service and complete dedication to all things McDonogh. Thank you for everything, Beckie!

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