Beard has been employed by Libertyville-Vernon Hills High School District 128 since 2013. She currently serves as a part-time assistant soccer coach for both the boys and girls soccer teams at Vernon Hills High.  
In the Media
The charges allege Beard was involved in unlawful sexual acts with the students between December 2016 and February2018.   Police stated they do not believe the 12 acts occurred on school property.