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Laurie Behrends » Meet Mrs. Behrends

Meet Mrs. Behrends

I have been a teacher at Panorama since 1994. I taught Title 1 reading my first year, and then I taught 3rd grade. After teaching 3rd grade for 20 years I decided it was time for a change; so now I am back to where I started - teaching Title 1 reading.

I graduated from Iowa State in elementary education, and then I earned my master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in language arts and reading.

My husband Dale and I have three children. Our oldest daughter, Brinnae, is a freshman at the University of Missouri, Austin is a sophomore at Panorama, and our youngest daughter, Brooklyn, is an 8th grader.

I am looking forward to new challenges and celebrations this year as I focus on helping children with reading. This year I will be providing small group instruction in the regular classrooms and conferring with students while they read independently to support their reading comprehension and decoding strategies.