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Second Grade Team

Kelly Garey
Mrs. Garey has been teaching in Caldwell for 28 years. She has been in the military for 27 years and is a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy Reserve.

Janet Goede
Janet Goede has taught at Van Buren for 24 years.  Before being a teacher, she worked in the health field as a Respiratory Therapist.  She is married and has two grown sons.

Monica Higgins
Ms. Higgins has been a teacher for 13 years. She has taught 1st grade and is now teaching 3rd grade. Ms. Higgins enjoys a variety of water related activities including kayaking, rafting, fishing, boating, swimming and relaxing in hot springs.


Alicia Strand
Mrs. Strand has been teaching 2nd grade in Caldwell for 11 years. She enjoys hiking, biking and traveling with her family.