Becky Rautanen: Lead Teacher, Purple Bears Room
Becky earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa with a major in Elementary Education. She spent 5 amazing years teaching 4 and 5 year olds in a state funded pre-kindergarten program. Following that, she worked for another 5 years as a nanny for her 2 nephews. After the birth of her first child, she has had the privilege of staying home with her 3 children and has been a home-schooling mom for the past 14 years. Becky finds babies and toddlers absolutely delightful and is looking forward to her second year providing a fun and loving learning environment for the sweet little ones in the Purple Bear Room! Becky and her husband Don have been married 26 years; she enjoys running, reading, being outdoors and cheering on her children in the theater or at sporting events!