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Sandy Behrends
1st Grade Instructor
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As a Johnson-Brock alum, Eagle Red runs deep in my veins.  I feel privileged that I am able to teach in the same school system that provided the foundation of my education.  As a teacher at JB, I have spent over a quarter of a century working with first graders.  Prior to that I taught one year of Title Math and Reading at the elementary and secondary levels, and instructed third grade for one year.  My previous teaching experience includes five years as a fifth/ sixth-grade teacher in the Dawson-Verdon School District.  How gratifying it is to know I have had the opportunity to impress on so many young minds a lifelong love for education!

I am a graduate of Peru State College where I received my Bachelor of Education Degree with an endorsement in Special Education.  Always wanting to enrich my skills and knowledge, I earned my Master of Education Degree with an Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  I am truly a life-long learner and value the opportunity to cultivate my skills as an educator each summer and throughout the year through continued studies.

My husband and I live on an acreage outside of Johnson and are the parents of three sons, Joshua, Jacob, and Nicholas, who are all graduates of Johnson-Brock.   When I’m not teaching I enjoy spending time with my granddaughter and grandsons, as well as attending sporting events, reading, working in my yard, and walking. 

It is truly a blessing to work with young learners. What satisfaction I receive as I watch the gears turn in their little heads and eventually see that spark of understanding as they learn a new concept!  I truly love teaching first grade and value the opportunity I have been given to work in my hometown and teach in the same school system where I garnered my education.

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”- Scott Hayden

Phone: 402-868-5235


Sandy Behrends

Johnson Brock Public School
310 Main St
Johnson NE 68378