5th Grade Teacher
Hi! I am Mrs. Carlson. I began my teching experience here at Fruitport Community Schools in January of 2003 teaching kindergarten at Shettler Elementary. From the fall of 2003 to present I have been teaching 5th grade at Beach Elementary. I have also been part of our district technology committee since 2009.
I grew up in Saginaw, Mi where I graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1989. After graduation I attended and graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in psychology in 1994. Later that year I married my Husband Tom. After working retail management for a few years I realized my desire to become a teacher and positively impact children. I received my BS in Group Science/Math and Elementary Education in 2001 from Grand Valley State University.
My husband Tom and I will be celebrating our 22 year anniversay this fall. We are currently living in Allendale. We have two very active boys, JP and Tyler. JP is a 7th grader this year and Tyler a 4th grader. I am very thankful for the opportunity to have my children here with me at Beach Elementary.
When I am not teaching I enjoy hanging out with my family, relaxing at my parent's cottage, watching movies and MSU football, serving at church, and crafting.