Ms. Behnke



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Ms. Behnke

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.