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.