Hello and welcome! Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Carol Behrens and I am so excited to be teaching second grade! I look forward to working with both you and your child this year.
I am originally from Arizona but have spent several years living in beautiful Northern Idaho as well as on the rolling plains of Nebraska. I received my Bachelor's degree in Recreation from Arizona State University and my Master's of Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I have been a teacher for 8 years as well as a coach and fitness instructor.
My husband is a Wildland Fire Manager with the Forest Service - we love Smokey the Bear at our house! I have a son at Lake City High School and a daughter and another son at the U of I. Go Vandals!!
I love spending time outdoors with my family. We like to camp, kayak, and paddle board. We are enjoying the four seasons - the gardening and the skiing. I love to run, but it has been a little harder to get up and run on cold winter mornings than it was it Arizona!
As I send my own children off to school, it is with the hope that their teachers will really get to know them. I want their teachers to know what motivates them, what they care about, what their strengths and struggles are. I want my children's teachers to treat them with compassion and respect. I promise you that I will do the same with your child.