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Abby Reed
Special Education Teacher

Hello! My name is Abby Reed and I am so excited to join the team at Cayuse Prairie this year!  I was born and raised in Crystal River, Florida on the gulf coast.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL.  Soon after graduating, I realized that I wanted to follow my parents’ footsteps as an educator and became certified in elementary and special education in Florida. I was fortunate enough to have my very first teaching position in the school district that I attended myself.   

I moved to Montana in 2008 after my family decided that Montana was just too beautiful (and a lot cooler and less humid than Florida!) to not live here, so we made our way to Bozeman where my family resides today.  To get certified in special education in the state of Montana, I enrolled at MSU-Billings and received my Master’s degree in special education in 2012.  

I am so excited to be able to live in the flathead valley, as I think it is truly a beautiful place.  I look forward to exploring and getting to know the area more.  I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming, and this area provides many opportunities to do those activities. I enjoying watching football (I am a big Florida State and Tampa Bay Bucs fan!  Go ‘Noles and Bucs!), reading, and traveling. 

This will be my 7th year teaching in Montana, 8th overall. All of my experience has been in special education, and I love it!  I look forward to getting to know the students, families, and staff of Cayuse Prairie.