3rd Grade Teachers


Welcome to Benderville!  My name is Nikki Bender and I am "the mayor".  Laughing  I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two kids - Grace and LJ.  familyI have always wanted to be a teacher, so this is my dream job.  I have been teaching for six years now, and every year is a new and exciting adventure!  Ganns Middle Valley is a great school to be at and the students, parents, faculty and staff here are AWESOME!  I feel blessed to be able to teach here.


* I love to read - ANYTHING!  My favorite author is Francine Rivers.

* I enjoy the arts - painting, drawing, music, drama...

* I am a fan of chocolate.  Laughing

* I love to do crafts and scrapbooking.

* I am definitely a dog person.

* I grew up in the military and lived in many places - including Japan and Alaska.

* My favorite subject is HISTORY!

* I love thunderstorms. 

* One of my hobbies is cake decorating...you might get a sample!

 If you need to email me for any reason send me a message at bender_danielle@hcde.org.

Here are links to the other 3rd grade teacher sites: