Karen Benfield


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Karen Benfield


3rd Grade
Thank you for visiting my webpage. This is my 30th year of teaching in Frederick County Public Schools! 

I grew up in a small town in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield PA.  I earned my Master of Arts degree at Hood College in Frederick, MD.

I began my teaching career at Walkersville Elementary School.  When Ballenger Creek Elementary School opened in 1991 I was hired as a fifth grade teacher.  Three years later I moved to third grade, and I've been there ever since. My passion for teaching and learning keeps me in the classroom.  I'm lucky to have a job that I love.  I enjoy the enthusiasm and energy that my students bring to school everyday.  My students keep me laughing.  I think someday I should write a book; oh, the stories I could tell!

 I live in Frederick County with my husband.  We have two grown daughters.