Carrie Gardner 

Math and Science Teacher for Fifth and Sixth Grades 


Carrie Gardner is the Math and Science Teacher for fifth and sixth grades. She has been teaching in and around Bennington for more than 20 years as a classroom teacher, reading and math interventionist, math specialist, and, recently, as a building-based math coach who supported and enhanced other educators’ abilities. Mrs. Gardner graduated with a B.A. in Education from Lasell University, and recently completed her M.A. in Education with a concentration in Mathematics for grades K-6 at Castleton University. Mrs. Gardner is a Bennington native, and her son is currently enrolled at MAUHS. As an educator, she believes that learning is a journey that requires coaching and facilitation, not the filling of a vessel. She sees and values that mental and social health lead to strong academic skills, and therefore focuses on building and maintaining teacher-to-student and student-to-student relationships. She strives to provide opportunities that require rigor but also light the flame of discovery and joy in the students she serves. Mrs. Gardner enjoys pop culture, witty memes and puns, and is a voracious reader. She lives in the whimsical while enjoying the order and wonder of math and science.
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