Degrees and Certifications:
Hello…I am Denise Behnke! I teach 3rd Grade at Roosevelt Elementary.
I am a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics. I have received a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching program at Marygrove College. I have been in the West Bloomfield School District since 2000. I began my career in the district as a student teacher, then a guest teacher, and now as a classroom teacher. I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade.
I am a mother of two wonderful children. My son, Tyler, is finishing his Bachelor’s Degree at Eastern University, and my daughter, Makenna, is in High School. I enjoy spending time with my children and creating many wonderful memories that we can cherish forever.
As a mother, and a teacher, I can appreciate and understand how important it is for all children to feel safe and happy in order to feel and be successful. I know that each and every child has his/her own talents, creativities, strengths, weaknesses, and so much more. It is my passion to give every child the tools they need to reach their highest potential. I am happy and privileged to be given the opportunity to do this for the students at Roosevelt Elementary School.