About Mrs. Behles

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    Hi!  My name is Laura Behles. I am happy to be teaching 2nd grade at Copper Creek School.  Ever since I was in first grade, I dreamed of becoming a teacher.  I fulfilled my dream and have been teaching for thirty-six years.  I have taught every grade from 1st through 8th, and second is my favorite!  I am beginning my twenty-fourth year in the Deer Valley School District.  I have taught at Village Meadows, Sunset Ridge, Terramar and Bellair.  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.   
     
    When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy reading, playing the piano, watching Diamondbacks and Cardinals games, and traveling in the summer.