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By Betty Vanderwielen

Miss B buzzing with plans for second grade

SLE new teacher feature


September 20, 2018

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Rachel Bemis prefers her second-grade students call her Miss B – and she's buzzing with a lot of bee-themed teaching ideas.

SEELEY LAKE – Primarily inspired by the modeling of her then teacher Mrs. Roach, Rachel Bemis decided in second grade that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. She never wavered from that career decision. She received her teaching certificate, taught for four years in Missoula, and has now taken the position of second-grade teacher at Seeley Lake Elementary.

Because Bemis did her student teaching in the second grade, she said returning to that level "felt like a really good fit. Kind of like coming home."

Bemis will be SLE's second second-grade teacher. With the unusually large nu...

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