My name is Laura Behles. I am happy to be teaching 2nd grade at Bellair School. Ever since I was in first grade, I dreamed of becoming a teacher. I fulfilled my dream and have been teaching for thirty-five years. I have taught every grade from 1st through 8th. I am beginning my twenty-third year in the Deer Valley School District. I have taught at Village Meadows, Sunset Ridge, and Terramar. I was a Deer Valley Teacher of the Year in 2009. I love teaching and watching my students grow as readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Language Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. I have an Early childhood endorsement, a SEI endorsement, and a Gifted endorsement. I taught in the Chicagoland area before marrying my husband and moving to Arizona. We a beautiful daughter and two active dogs.
When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my husband, daughter, and friends. I enjoy shopping, reading mysteries, going to the movies, watching Diamondbacks and Cardinals games, and traveling in the summer.