I am looking forward to a great school year as the Library Media Specialist for East Valley Middle School.
My name is Marne Bender and I live with my husband (who is a middle school teacher at EVMS), our son Clark, and our yellow lab named Blu in East Helena. I am originally from Deer Lodge, MT. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana in 2009. I completed my master's degree program in Educational Technology from Boise State University. I recently finished up a Library Media endorsement from Montana State University. I am embarking on my ninth year of teaching for the 2017-2018 school year, with this year being my third as a media specialist. I've taught six years of fourth grade, and one year of Title I. I enjoy teaching after school enrichment classes occasionally as well. I love being a teacher and couldn't imagine not being involved in education! When I'm not teaching, you might find me fly fishing or baking up a crazy new cupcake concoction. I also enjoy hiking, running, traveling, learning about technology, trying new restaurants and foods, art, and playing with Blu. I also love watching sports. My favorite sport to watch is football, and of course I'm a huge GRIZ and PACKERS fan!
Enjoy some of my photos below!