About Mrs. Behles


    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.