Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Bender

I am so excited to be joining the Bear Creek Kindergarten Team and Bear Creek Community this year! This is my 16th year in education. I have previously taught preschool, 2nd grade and the last 10 years I have been teaching Kindergarten in Minnesota. I received my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. My goal in Kindergarten is to provide a safe, positive learning environment where students can grow at their own pace.

My family and I just moved to Colorado Springs and we are so excited to explore the area. We have 2 sons, Lukas (5) and Tristan (2), who are full of energy and keep us on our toes! We also have a Chocolate Lab, Paxton, who rounds out our family. I enjoy going on walks, exploring outside with my family and reading books.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me any time.

Daily Schedule

Specials Schedule

  • Monday: PE/Music

    Tuesday: Art

    Wednesday: PE/Music

    Thursday: Technology

    Friday: Counselor/Library