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The Baum & Beaulieu Team

What drives us
We strive to bring you the most current professional resources to enhance your learning communities.

Baum & Beaulieu is a family owned business that was founded over twenty years ago, and has become the trusted source for professional books in much of the New York and New Jersey area.  Because our staff has developed and maintained close working relationships with top publishers and many expert authors in education, we are a knowledgeable and reliable resource. We can guide you in selecting books and innovative tools that best fit the needs of your educational community. Whether you are looking to buy a single book or are planning for a district-wide investment, we are ready to assist you in meeting your needs. With over six thousand square feet of warehouse and efficient customer service, all orders are quickly fulfilled.



Susan began her educational journey as an elementary school teacher and middle school social studies teacher in Cleveland, Ohio. Susan went on to become a consultant and curriculum developer for an educational research company. With her strong passion for education and vision to reach many local educators with up to date resources, she founded Baum & Beaulieu Associates, Inc. with her former business partner, Nancy Beaulieu. Working in educational sales since 1979, she and Nancy saw the need for teacher professional resources to be offered to the schools on Long Island and in NYC. In 1990, an opportunity to become distributors of Heinemann was the beginning of the distribution process. Baum & Beaulieu Associate, Inc. quickly became known as Your Source for Professional Books, providing resources for over sixty companies in New York State and most recently in New Jersey.

In 2000, Susan initiated Standards of Literacy, a series of workshops featuring local and national speakers on relevant educational topics.

Susan’s professional goals are to help teachers enhance their teaching experience and effectiveness as professionals in such a way that fosters a love of learning by students while raising student achievement.

Susan enjoys spending her free time entertaining, reading and traveling with her husband, Eric. Susan's greatest pleasure is spending time with her three daughters, their husbands and six active grandchildren.



Jamie Baum-Garippo
Jamie graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in elementary education and psychology. Upon graduating she received her masters from Dowling College in special education. She began her teaching career in the Patchogue Medford School District as a first grade teacher. In 2003, interested in teaching in an urban school, she moved to Manhattan where she joined the staff at PS 59M. Jamie became a resource room teacher and later taught in a kindergarten collaborative team teaching classroom. Jamie joined the Baum & Beaulieu team in 2005. She has learned from the best mentor, her mom. Jamie resides on Long Island with her husband and two children.


Shira Baum-MacGregor
Shira graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY with a culinary arts degree and Bachelor's degree in business. She worked at the NBA and Time Warner headquarters in NYC for two years in catering and event planning. She joined the "Baum" sales team in 2008. Shira is currently living on Long Island with her husband and daughter.


Manny Ferrer
Manny was born in the Phillipines and worked as a Process Engineer in a semi-conducter manufacturing company for 15 years. He moved to NY and began to work for Baum & Beaulieu Associates, Inc as a warehouse manager. Due to his meticulous organization, he has created systems that make it is easy to locate any of the thousands of titles in the warehouse within seconds. Manny resides with his wife and three beautiful children. If Manny is not singing in the warehouse he enjoys singing in two church choirs. During Manny's time off you will also find him surfing the web and keeping up to date with the latest technology and trends. Manny enjoys traveling and makes frequent trips to visit his family in the Philippines.


Kim Autio
Kim brought her previous knowledge of working as a warehouse manager for six years to Baum & Beaulieu Associates, Inc. in 2005. Her background knowledge in operating a warehouse has helped run Baum & Beaulieu's 6,000 square foot space both effectively and efficiently. Her responsibilities include inventory control, setting up systems, invoicing, administration and customer service. Kim is happily married with two beautiful girls. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, pursue creative hobbies and read James Patterson books.