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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 2021-2022 on Team Voyagers.  It will be my second year at Highland Middle School and I am excited to be a part of the #VikingStrong Family.  I have been a science teacher for 26 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 36 years. We have 3 adult childeren who presently live in Kansas 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!