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Mrs. Caren Peterson

Hello Vikings!!

My name is Caren Peterson and I will be teaching 8th Grade Science for the school year 2022-2023 on Team Voyagers.  It will be my third year at Highland Middle School and I am excited to be a part of the Viking Family.  I have been a science teacher for 27 years, and have taught science in grades K-8.   I just recently moved from Georgia in 2020, and I am excited to be teaching at Highland Middle School.

I attended North Georgia College and State University and graduated in 1985 with a Biology Degree.  I was also commissioned into the Army as a Military Police Officer upon my graduation from college.  I served in the US Army for a short time, which is where I met my husband of 37 years. We have 3 adult children who presently live in Kansas, New York, and Alabama.  Roll Tide!  I am also Gigi to my 3 grandsons.   In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially visits to the beach.

I look forward to getting to know each one of you as we begin this new school year together.  My hope is for each of you to be engaged and excited learners as we explore the 8th grade science curriculum and get you prepared for high school and beyond.  Let's make this a great year at Highland Middle School!  Go Vikings!

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Phone:  919-498-3331 Ext 605