Article written By Author Bridjes O’Neil of the St. Louis American

Lynn Beckwith Jr., E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in conjunction with St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS), said learning is a lifelong process.

Teaching is a lifelong process for Beckwith as well, with 2013 marking his 52nd year in education. On Friday, September 13, he will receive the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education award at the Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards Gala at the America’s Center Ballroom.

He served for 31 years in SLPS as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of federal programs and executive director of state and federal programs. He subsequently served for eight years as superintendent of schools in the School District of University City…..Read More