About Me

    My name is Marcia Berkness and this is my 37th year of teaching! I grew up in Okoboji, Iowa (Milford) I graduated from Milford High School and then moved to Sioux Falls to attend Augustana College. After graduating from Augustana, I began teaching Kindergarten at Tri-Valley School and am currerrently teaching third grade. While at Tri-Valley, I have also taught kindergarten for about 9 years, taught 2nd grade for 1 year  and Title 1 classes.  I really enjoy teaching third grade----it's the best!

I live in Sioux Falls with my husband Terry. We have two grown children. Our daughter is married, has two children and  teaches 2nd grade in Sioux Falls. Our son lives in Jackson, Minnesota, welds at Agco and is a volunteer fireman. He also is married and has one daughter and two sons

I enjoy spending time with my family and grandchildren, running, going to my 9Round gym and Sanford gyms, biking,  reading, shopping,  camping and boating, paddleboarding, going to beaches and pools,  and just being around friends and family!

I'm looking forward to the new school year and meeting my new group of third graders and their parents. To view my welcome video go to :https://www.loom.com/share/857fcef417214


Please feel free to contact me at Tri-Valley School  543-5500 or 446-3538 extension 125 or email  marcia.berkness@k12.sd.us.



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