Anita Beaton (Ph.D ’91), passed away at the age of 75 on March 11, 2017. Anita earned her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Doctorate 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. She retired in 2007.