Phone: (803) 685-2500 ext. 52034 or 803-310-4281


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed. Secondary Education Gifted and Talented Endorsement

Ms. Carla Bedenbaugh

Contact Information:   email         text    803-310-4281  office hours    Fridays 2:00 until 4:00


Hello!  I am glad to meet you and to teach your student this year.  My name is Carla Bedenbaugh, and I was born in Spartanburg, where I attended Spartanburg public schools and graduated from Converse College.  I earned a Masters degree in Education with a Secondary English teaching certificate.  I am certified Gifted and Talented, and I am working on getting the Online Teaching Endorsement.

I currently l live in Lexington, so it takes me 35 minutes to get to Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle School.  Don't worry, I have not been late a single time so far.  I love English literature, reading and I particularly love middle school students. They are so creative and lively; most of the time they are a joy to teach.

Before I started teaching, I worked in software development in Spartanburg, Columbia, and in Mt. Pleasant, just outside Charleston, SC.  A few years ago I decided to finish my working days by doing what I love - teaching students to become accomplished readers and writers.

I believe that every student has a bright future, and with hard work and perseverance each one can make his/her dreams come true.

I have four chilldren (2 are grown and 2 are still at home) and a dog, and enjoy reading, growing flowers, cooking and eating, good movies, Netflix shows, traveling, and swimming.  Every year my chidren and I travel to a different place, and I take lots of photographs to share with the students.

I believe (and studies prove) that the most important activity a child can engage in is reading.  Reading expands horizons, shows how other people live, and raises lexile levels.  I hope your child enjoys the reading and writing that we will be doing as much as I enjoy helping them learn.