First of all, I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy and hectic schedule to stop by and look at my blog! My name is Kelsey Kearns and I am a middle school Special Education teacher at Benton Community. I am currently in my fifth year of teaching at Benton. Prior to teaching at Benton, I was a substitute teacher for one year.

I myself am a graduate of Benton Community; once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat! After graduating from Benton, I attended Hamilton College in Cedar Rapids and received my Associates degree in Accounting. It wasn’t until I was almost done at Hamilton that I realized I didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk all day crunching numbers into a calculator. I had a tough decision to make. Did I want to be doing a job that I didn’t like? My decision was NO!!!

After graduating from Hamilton I enrolled at Kirkwood Community College for a year to take some classes that would transfer over to Mount Mercy University. While at Mount Mercy University I majored in Elementary Education. I graduated from Mount Mercy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-6 Elementary Education. I also have endorsements in K-8 Reading, K-8 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate, and K-8 Language Arts.  

Needless to say, this was by far one of the best decisions that I could have made! There isn’t a day where I am in the classroom asking myself why I became a teacher! I love being able to help students reach their goals in and out of the classroom! There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing that light bulb go off after a student has been struggling on something for a while.

In my free time I enjoy cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Steelers! Some of my other hobbies include going to Bobcat sporting events, reading, fishing, spending time with family and friends. 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

I hope you all find this blog informational and enjoyable! Have a great day and GO BOBCATS!!!!!

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