Mr. Beckwith joined American Heritage School as principal in 2005. In addition to serving as the head of school, Mr. Beckwith also serves as the director of the school’s Family Education Center and enjoys teaching a high school seminar each year entitled “Principles of Leadership.” Mr. Beckwith serves in a number of volunteer organizations including on the Board of Governors of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and the Board of Directors of the Younique Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring and empowering children and women who are victims of sexual abuse. Mr. Beckwith is an active member of the LDS Church and a life-long member of the Boy Scouts of America. Prior to joining American Heritage School's administration, Mr. Beckwith was a practicing attorney for the Washington D.C. office of Nixon Peabody LLP. A member of the Utah Bar, the Virginia Bar, and the District of Columbia Bar, Mr. Beckwith is a graduate of the BYU Law School and also holds bachelors and masters degrees in accountancy and information systems from the BYU Marriott School of Management. Mr. Beckwith has lived and worked in Moscow Russia, New York, New York, and Washington D.C., and grew up in various parts of the United States including Utah, California, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin. Mr. Beckwith served an LDS mission in Russia (St. Petersburg) from 1993-1995. He and his wife Candice live in Alpine, where they are raising four children (kinder through high school, all attending AHS), goats, chickens, ducks, snakes, dogs, and cats, as well as a few wild foxes and raccoons, who seem to stay well fed by the chickens and ducks. The Beckwiths are deeply honored and grateful to be involved with the mission of American Heritage School, and to associate with the many extraordinary families who are drawn to it.