Colleen Bechard Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
6th Language Arts

  • Graduated from Manteno High School in 2004
  • Graduated from Kankakee Community College with an Associate of Arts Degee in 2006
  • Graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2008


After student teaching with Mrs. Tina Friddle at Manteno Elementary School, I worked in a Kindergarten classroom at Manteno Primary School for portion of the year.  Then, I taught first grade at the Primary School before transferring to Manteno Middle School.  This is my fifth year teaching sixth grade Language Arts.  Teaching middle school students is a lot of fun and I am excited for a great year! 


I grew up in Manteno and am proud to call this wonderful town my home!  I have two sons, Cade and Colton.  My husband, Derek, and I are very busy with our boys, but we absolutely love raising them and watching them grow and change each day!

I enjoy teaching, boating, walking, traveling, reading books, and spending time with my family and friends.  I also enjoy attending school events and supporting our students and staff!

Go Panthers!