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MRS. JANET BEHRENS
JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome to Iowa Valley Jr/Sr High School!  I am humbled to lead a wonderful group of educators and work with such an incredible community.  For those that do not know me, my life journey has taken me full circle and I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to be the principal in the same high school I graduated from many years ago.   I have a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Physical Education from Truman State University (Northeast Missouri State) in Kirksville, Missouri. I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

My journey began when I took my first teaching job in Newcomb, New Mexico on the Navajo Indian Reservation where I taught physical education, health, and was the head basketball and volleyball coach.  I taught and coached there for 8 years, leaving in 1995. During my time in New Mexico I married my late husband, Scott and we had our first daughter, Riley. My next stop was at Salem High School in Salem, Illinois.  I spent the next 21 years there teaching physical education and was the head basketball coach. Also, during that time I was blessed with twin daughters, Shelby and Sydney.

As we all know life throws you curves, and in December of 2012, my husband was killed in an automobile accident.  While our lives were shattered, life kept moving and my daughters and I persevered. Over the next 4 years I met and married Steve Behrens, was blessed with two step-children, Emily and Brian, and began teaching Biology at Iowa Valley in the fall of 2016.

This year I am privileged to step into a new role as principal of Iowa Valley.  While we may have our share of ups and downs, we have a faculty and staff that strive to be second to no one and that is something I hope our students, parents, and community are proud of.  We offer many opportunities for our students to be involved in, whether it be sports, fine arts, clubs or activities, there is something for everyone and we encourage all of you to find a group to be a part of.  These are some of the best years of your life, so make it a great year, the CHOICE is YOURS!

In closing, I want to encourage you to be involved in YOUR school!  If you ever have any questions or ideas that you believe will be of benefit to our district please do not hesitate to give me a call or better yet, stop in and see for yourself the great things that are going on at Iowa Valley!

Educationally yours, Janet Behrens

 
 

 

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