Anita Beaton (Ph.D ’91), passed away at the age of 75 on March 11. . Anita earned her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Ph.D in Education from the University of Minnesota. She devoted her life to the advocacy of women and children. She was the director of the Montessori Lab School, professor at both the College of St. Catherine and Hamline University. During her teaching career she developed the Urban Teacher Program at Metro State University. When she retired from teaching in 2007 she continues to work part-time at Metro State University. Also while volunteer at multiple schools.