Meet our Principal!

Meet our Principal
Meet our PrincipalCharlene Behnke began her teaching career in Baltimore County Public Schools 1991. Mrs. Behnke, a Maryland native, born and raised in Prince George’s County graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and obtained her Master of Science degree in the supervision of elementary schools from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. Mrs. Behnke proudly shares that she has spent the majority of her career on the east side of Baltimore County having taught, been a mentor teacher, assistant principal, and principal over the past 27 years. Mrs. Behnke assumed her first principalship at Seneca Elementary School in 1996 and spent seven years supporting teachers, students, and families. The past four years, she has been the principal at Vincent Farm Elementary school, Baltimore County’s largest elementary school with over 900 students. Having had the opportunity to work with the students, families, and staff at Vincent Farm inspired her to seek the challenge and opportunity of opening the new Honeygo Elementary School. Mrs. Behnke and her husband have raised three children in the Perry Hall area. One a graduate of University of Delaware, one a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park, and their youngest a senior at Perry Hall High School.

‚Äč“I arrived at Vincent Farm as it entered its sixth year of operation. The dedication and commitment of the staff and families was evident from the moment I stepped in the door. Everyone spoke of the energy, excitement, and passion that was generated during those first few years. It was also clear that the school principal played a critical role in shaping the mission, culture, and vision for a new school. I want to be a part of building another amazing place for students to learn in Perry Hall. My own children have benefitted greatly from the education that they have received in this area and I am excited to be a part of working to build a new school community that will serve families and children for decades to come. It is a true honor and privilege to be a part of opening Honeygo Elementary School.”