SHC Announces Margi Beima as New Director of Community Learning Partnerships Program

May 1, 2017   |   Athletics News

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SHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Margi Beima as our new director of community learning partnerships. Beima has served the SHC community for nearly two decades in various roles, most notably as the head girls volleyball coach and assistant to the president.

In her new role, Beima will lead the school in exploring and developing vital community relationships that will increase opportunities for SHC students to learn beyond the classroom and benefit from the school’s optimal location within San Francisco.

A graduate of Saint Rose Academy in the City, Beima attended Santa Clara University on a volleyball scholarship and later earned her master’s degree from New York University. Prior to joining SHC, Beima co-founded the successful Slainte Volleyball Club, a San Francisco nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young athletes build confidence, develop a strong work ethic, maintain positive attitudes, and sharpen volleyball skills. During her 17 years as girls varsity volleyball head coach, Beima has enjoyed remarkable success, winning a WCAL championship, six CCS championships, five NorCal championships, and one State title in 2014.

As a fourth-generation San Franciscan and accomplished volleyball coach, Beima will bring her knowledge of the City and her longstanding involvement in both its Catholic and athletic communities to her new position. Over the years, Beima has gained valuable insights into the business, medical, and technology industries through her roles at SHC. She shares her enthusiasm to grow those ties and further enhance educational and professional opportunities for SHC’s student body, “SHC is only blocks away from the Civic Center, the tech corridor, a new CPMC hospital, and the arts hub of the City. Our location affords us so many opportunities to expand learning outside the walls of the classroom. I look forward to working with faculty and community partners to provide opportunities for our students: internships, mentorships, industry shadow visits, guest lecturers, and volunteer opportunities.”

Assistant Principal for Academics Joan O’Neill shares, “Margi’s selection perfectly fits this innovative and dynamic initiative. Margi exemplifies the school’s traditions of active learning, engagement with the world, and learning through transformative relationships. She brings an experienced coach’s ability to help students find talent and passion within themselves. I am excited to work with Margi as we develop the protocols to expand learning beyond the classroom and to allow students to explore career opportunities while practicing leadership in the greater community.”