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Beth Ray

Hello, and welcome to my DMS website. I hope you find it helpful as your child enters his or her second year of middle school. I have taught at Dartmouth for many years now, and have had the pleasure of teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grades. During my years here I have taught language arts, math, and social studies. Seventh grade world history is my absolute favorite to teach, and I love being a member of the Dragon team.


I graduated from University of California Santa Barbara with a BA in communications. After five years in advertising I went back to school at San Jose State to get my multi-subject teaching credential. I began teaching fifth grade at Carlton in 1989, and taught for four years. During those years I had my son, Chris, and my daughter, Emily. I resumed teaching at Dartmouth after a brief break, and have been here ever since! I also earned my Master’s in Education in 2003. I live with my husband Jim and my yellow lab Mia in Los Gatos, and enjoy cooking and traveling.

Leadership Roles

In my twenty years in the Union School District I have served on an endless list of committees. Some of my favorites were being a  Region Five California League of Middle Schools panel member, and being a BTSA mentor. I am currently the Activities Director and a WEB coach.