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Mrs. Caren Peterson
My name is Caren Peterson and I will be teaching 8th Grade Science for the school year 2020-2021 on Team Voyagers. It will be my first year at Highland Middle School and I am excited to be a part of the #VikingStrong Family. I have been a science teacher for 25 years, teaching in Georgia for most of those years. I have also taught one year at Overhills Middle School here in Harnett County.
I attended North Georgia College and State University and graduated in 1985 with a Biology Degree and was also commissioned into the Army as a Military Police Officer. I served in the US Army for a short time, got married to my husband of 35 years, and then became a MOM to my 3 children, who are now adults. I am also Gigi to my 3 grandsons. I began my teaching career in 1995 and have taught science in grades K-8. I just moved to North Carolina this past summer to join my husband as his job moved to Fort Bragg back in 2011. We are both very excited to be together finally in North Carolina.
I look forward to getting to know each one of you as we navigate this very different school year start. I want each of you to be engaged and excited learners as we navigate through 8th grade science and prepare you for high school. Let's make this a great year here at Highland Middle School!!